The Palestinian Federation of Chile warned the Jewish community on Monday not to “play with fire” in a statement regarding Israel’s decision to bar the federation’s executive director, Anwar Makhlouf, from entering the country last week.
After the Chilean Foreign Ministry condemned Israel’s move, Chile’s Jewish community released a statement last week defending Israel and expressing its surprise at the Chilean response. A statement released by the Palestinian Federation on Monday was a direct response to the Jewish community, denying allegations that Makhlouf incites hatred against Israel. “Makhlouf has only exercised his right to legitimate political criticism of Israel and BDS, which he supports, is an essentially peaceful movement, framed in political activity,” the statement said.
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