IT'S ABOUT TIME....Senior 'Palestinian' officials lose VIP cards
As part of our collective outrage over the United Nations granting non-member observer status last month to the imaginary 'state' of 'Palestine,' Israel has announced that it is revoking the VIP status of dozens of senior 'Palestinians.' This means that 'important' 'Palestinians' like Nabil Sha'ath will now have to wait in line to go through Israeli checkpoints like every other 'Palestinian.'
One of the PA officials affected by the new policy is Nabil Sha’ath, a member of the Fatah Central Committee and a former negotiator with Israel.
Sha’ath’s card was revoked after he visited the Gaza Strip to participate in Hamas’s “victory” celebrations in the aftermath of Operation Pillar of Defense.
Sha’ath said in response that he does not really care about the VIP card “because Palestinian unity is much more important.”
Palestinians have regularly criticized senior PA officials for accepting Israeli-issued VIP cards that grant them various privileges denied to most of their people. The cards also allowed their holders to pass through IDF checkpoints without delay or checking.
A PA official in Ramallah told The Jerusalem Post that the decision to revoke the VIP cards came in response to the UN vote in favor of upgrading the Palestinians’ status to non-member observer state.
However, the Post has learned that several PA officials had their cards confiscated long before the UN vote.
These officials lost their VIP status following fiery statements against Israel, including calls for launching a new intifada, the Post has learned.
It's about time....