Cairo airport security denied the Palestinian Fatah Central Committee chairman Jebreil Al-Rajoub entry to Egypt. He was deported promptly from the airport and boarded a flight back to Jordan.
Rajoub was coming to Egypt to attend an Arab League conference on extremism. However, he was informed upon his arrival to the airport that he is not allowed to enter the country.
None of the Egyptian authorities released a clarification statement. Al-Rajoub told Agence France Presse that the Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports was waiting for him in the airport to head to Egypt’s Red Sea city of Sharm Al-Sheikh to attend the conference.
Consequently, the Palestinian Minister of Justice and the entire Palestinian delegation had to withdraw from the conference in protest to what happened to the Fatah leader.