Diplomatic uproar as Israeli delegate expelled

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By The Africa Report, Jaysim Hanspal
Posted on Sunday, 19 February 2023 16:12

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, attend the opening of the 36th Ordinary session of the Assembly of the Africa Union at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. REUTERS

Israel’s delegate to the African Union was unceremoniously expelled Saturday, causing a diplomatic uproar over how the official gained access to the AU’s plenary hall in the first place.

Several delegates who were in the room told The Africa Report they had seen Israeli diplomat Sharon Bar-Li being escorted from the hall during the gathering’s closed session. Video footage of the incident was later posted online.

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