RAMALLAH, 1 Nov (JMCC) - Israeli Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch signed an order tonight requiring permits for Palestinian Authority officials entering Israel. The edict will prevent PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad tomorrow from a scheduled visit to two schools in East Jerusalem.
Fayyad was scheduled to make an appearance on Tuesday at two East Jerusalem schools to mark the PA-sponsored renovation of 15 educational institutions in the city. The reception and ceremony was to take place in the Dahyat al-Salam neighborhood.
On Monday, however, Jerusalem policemen arrived at the Dahyat al-Salam reception hall, handing over a warrant signed by Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, according to which PA-sponsored events were forbidden on Israeli soil.
In the warrant, the Yisrael Beiteinu minister stated that under the powers vested in me by section 3 of the law, I order the prevention of such an event from taking place in Jerusalem, or anywhere in Israel…as well as order anyone related to the event to prevent it from taking place.
Palestinian eyewitnesses reported that the Jerusalem policemen told the owner of the Dahyat al-Salam hall that his place of business would be closed for a year if he went ahead with the event.
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