Israel blocks Palestine’s entry into Interpol

Tuesday, 8 November, 2016 - 19:45

An attempt by the Palestinians to enter into the global police organization Interpol was rejected in a vote during the congress in Bali, Indonesia.

Ammar Hejazi, a Palestinian delegate at the congress, said: «(Our request) was not achieved in this session because the Interpol Executive Committee said it would study new membership requests next year».

Interpol informed «While the study is being carried out, all current and future applications for membership including those from the Republic of Kosovo, the State of Palestine and the Solomon Islands have been suspended».

Despite the fact that Palestine is a member of the International Criminal Court and another 54 international organizations, Israel has said that the entry of autonomy into the Interpol was an attempt of politicization of the organization.