NEW DELHI, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) — India has protested against Israel’s decision to deny envoys of five nations access to crossing over to Ramallah for a Non-aligned Movement (NAM) meeting on Sunday, said local daily The Times of India electronic edition Tuesday.
“We have taken strong objection to the fact that we were unable to express solidarity with the Palestinian people by holding this meeting in Ramallah,” Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Syed Akbaruddin was quoted as saying on Monday.
The meeting of 12 representatives of NAM’s Palestinecommittee, which would have supported a Palestinian bid for an upgraded UN membership, was canceled due to the Israel action.
According to the Israeli foreign ministry, Tel Aviv decided not to permit entry by officials from five countries with which it does not have diplomatic relations, four of them are Muslim countries and the another country is Cuba.
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