Daily Israel Report

Canada Expels PA Official for ‘War Tweet’ on Jews

Palestinian Authority’s envoy to Canada was told to leave the country after she tweeted a link to a video urging a “war" to destroy Jews.”
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 10/23/2011, 8:38 AM

Linda Sobeh Ali and Abbas
Linda Sobeh Ali and Abbas
Ali's Facebook

The Palestinian Authority envoy to Canada was told to leave the country after she tweeted a link to a video of an Arab girl calling for a “war to raze oppression and injustice to destroy Jews.”

The PA official, Linda Sobeh Ali, told Canadian media that she had not seen the video which she sent on Twitter with the notation, ”Check this out.”

She apologized but charged that the incident was "intentionally magnified and misinterpreted by certain lobbying groups."

She told Canadian media, “I am a person who will never ever promote hate of any kind towards anyone,” she said. “I believe and will continue to believe in building bridges and continue the dialogue between our two people. I leave Canada with a pain in my heart for this unfortunate incident.”

A spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird told the Globe & Mail, "Canada expects the Palestinian Authority to appropriately deal with this serious transgression. We have taken the decision to limit communication with this official until a replacement is selected."