Moroccan Singer Cancels Participation in Festival to Avoid ‘Dirtying’ Passport With Israeli Stamp

Rabat – Moroccan Rai singer Hafid Douzi has canceled his participation in the 16th annual International Festival for Palestine in Ramallah, to avoid “dirtying” his passport with an Israeli stamp.

Hafid Douzi made the decision after he learned from the Festival administration that he and his band would have to enter Ramallah via the TelAviv airport.

Speaking to Daily Alquds, Douzi said he was very delighted when he received the invitation to perform for the Palestinian people in Ramallah.

He added that initially the agreement was to enter the Palestinian city via Jordan’s capital of Amman. “However, recently the organizers contacted us saying the entry should be via Tel Aviv airport.”

  • Bernie

    Thank you. We do not need to soil the T.A. Airport with your presence.

  • Kathy Nelson

    What a relief! Another terrorist supporter deflected!

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  • Raymond Cameron

    He simply needs to buy a forged passport. When he gets caught by the Israeli he will be transfered from the Airport to the Prison. For a long time, I hope.

  • David Murrell

    One can see that Hafid Douzi’s star trajectory is on the upswing, amongst the music and Hollywood glitterati, given his Jew hatred. Lot’sa money to be made hating Jews.

  • k1962

    Idiot. My daughter went to Israel earlier this year and my husband and I could not find a stamp in her passport. Instead, there was a separate small piece of paper they issued her. Don’t know why, but…Anyway, Israel doesn’t need to be dirtied by his presence.

    • dukestreet

      I thought that was an option you could use if you planned on ever entering a Muslim country. I guess they do that for everyone now. I’d rather have an Israeli stamp and be barred from the Muslim countries.

      • k1962

        Me too. I don’t think she was given an option. I think they did it automatically. She went with her grade 8 class.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Bar him and his entire family and his entire entourage and business associates from entry into Israel for life.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    What a Douzi of an idiot!

  • Sweet_binky

    His passport was dirtied the moment it was issued to him.

  • mikeh420

    The Israelis would have let him in with out DIRTYING THEIR STAMP, as they know how the other Arab countries feel about Jews, and will not stamp your passport upon request.