The Population, Immigration and Border Authority on Sunday blocked the return to Israel of a senior official of a Norwegian ‘aid organization’ that operates in Judea-Samaria and East Jerusalem, on grounds she requested visas for volunteers under false pretenses.
The Israel-hater asked over the past several years for visas for other Israel-haters in the aid group’s name under false pretenses.
After they arrived in Israel the ‘activists’ did not engage in humanitarian work but in political activities.
The Israel-hater had been living in Israel for several years and when she tried to return to Israel Sunday morning after a short trip abroad, she was refused entry.
The spokesman for the Interior Ministry’s Population, Immigration and Border Authority, Sabine Hadad, said, “She was here on a work visa but her reentry was refused because she took advantage of her position to issue visas for those who are not entitled to them, in violation of procedures.”
The incident occurred in the midst of the first official visit to Israel of the new Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide.
The Norwegian Embassy in Israel said it could not comment publicly on consular matters.
While the incident was taking place, Soreide was meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely in the Prime Minister’s Office.
It comes as Israel publishes a list of 20 global organizations whose members will be barred from entering the country due to their support for the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
These organizations operate consistently against the State of Israel, while putting pressure on other organizations, institutions and countries to boycott Israel.