Foreign Minister Israel Katz and Interior Minister Moshe Arbel announced that they would be revoking the entry visa of UN Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories Francesca Albanese. The Foreign Minister demanded that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemn Albanese’s “anti-Semitic statements” and immediately remove her from her post.
“A ban on entry into Israel will serve as a stark reminder of Hamas's atrocities, including its ruthless attacks on civilians,” said Israel Katz.
The time for Jewish silence is past. For the @UN to regain its credibility, its leadership @antonioguterres must unequivocally renounce the anti-Semitic statements made by their "Special Envoy" @FranceskAlbs and remove her from her position immediately. Barring her entry to… https://t.co/WrPG1O9AoX
— ישראל כ”ץ Israel Katz (@Israel_katz) February 12, 2024Albanese takes a pro-Palestinian position and constantly accuses Israel of war crimes. In the morning, she accused Israel of genocide, re-publishing a sharply anti-Israeli post: “The Israeli massacre of starving, sick, brutalized, displaced civilians who took refuge in Rafah has begun, this is the final phase of the genocide in Gaza.”
The Israeli slaughter of the starved, sick, brutalized, displaced civilians sheltering in Rafah has begun, in the final phase of this #genocide in #Gaza. Forgive us. We have failed. But the perpetrators & their supporters will be held to account. This stain will not wash. #Shame
— Craig Mokhiber (@CraigMokhiber) February 12, 2024