Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams says Israel bans him from Gaza visit

Irish republican politician and president of the Sinn Féin political party Gerry Adams (L) meets with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in Ramallah on Dec. 4. AFP Photo

Irish nationalist leader Gerry Adams says Israel has barred him from making a planned visit to the Gaza Strip during a three-day tour of the region.

Adams says he was not given a reason for the Israeli decision preventing Friday’s trip and adds that he is disappointed by it.

Israel’s Defense Ministry – which controls access from Israel to the densely populated strip – was not immediately available for comment.

Adams’ Sinn Fein Party has long taken a pro-Palestinian position in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Earlier in his trip to the region, Adams met with Issac Herzog, leader of Israel’s opposition Labor Party, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Adams said that while in Gaza, he had intended on meeting with NGOs, and visiting hospitals and other public institutions.

UPDATE: More background on Adams’ pro-Palestine position at The Times of Israel.

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  • A Marxist visiting another Marxist.

    What a surprise.

  • David

    Good

  • Xavier

    Excellent. They don’t need any more terrorists.

  • Martin Luffa

    The people of Ireland need only experience the “benefits” of muslim presence to reject that old faggot douche bag

    • Pete_Brewster

      Lord, do you have a lot to learn. The Teigs eat anti-Semitism up with a spoon. They hate Israel as much as any Arab. That’s a big reason why Sinn Féin has become the most popular party in the Free State.

      • Frau Katze

        But will they enjoy mass Muslim immigration?

        • Pete_Brewster

          Who said anything about immigration? The Poor Old Woman is driving her children before her again, driving emigration to pre-Wall east German rates. Natural increase alone has made Islam the Free State’s fastest growing faith.

      • Unlike those fine Britons who hate Israel.

        Yep.

        All of Europe, even England, is down the hole.

  • marty_p

    He’s welcome to visit Egypt and enter Gaza from the Raffah crossing.

    • Zaba

      Gosh, isn’t the Rafah gate closed…by Egypt?

      • Frau Katze

        Yes, it is.

  • tom_billesley

    Laying a wreath at the tomb of Yasser Arafat.
    Sh’t paying homage to sh’t.

    • Pete_Brewster

      That’s an insult to bowel movements. Those are at least necessary.

  • Reader

    Adams over the years has been implicated in a number of murders but they have never been able to pin any directly on him….. yet.

    Adams’s close ally is quizzed by PSNI over murder of McConville
    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/adamss-close-ally-is-quizzed-by-psni-over-murder-of-mcconville-30781036.html

  • Pete_Brewster

    The scandal is that Gerry Adams was allowed past Ben Gurion airport so he could swan around visiting with murderers of Jews and the traitors who excuse them.

    Adams made his life’s work the murder of Ulstermen, Israel’s only true friends in western Europe, to the applause of elites from Dublin to the ends of the earth who wish they dared liquidate Ulster and Israel both.

    While Adams’ people in Britain’s Teig ghettos wrap themselves in the Pali flag, standing in “solidarity” with their fellow sectarian murderers, parasites and savages long overdue for history’s dustbin, the Star of David is proudly flown throughout loyal Belfast. I think that tells anybody everything they need to know about the Northern Ireland question.

    Ulster and Israel both will fight, and Ulster and Israel shall be right.