De facto government officials refused to accept a Gaza man into the Strip following his deportation from Israel on Thursday, security sources said, heightening tensions around a new military law expanding the definition of an “infiltrator.”
The man, 36-year-old Saber Al-Beyari, had been granted a temporary residence permit 15 years earlier so he could live with his wife, a Palestinian citizen of Israel living in her native Yaffa, a small Palestinian community encompassed by what is now Tel Aviv.
Palestinian security sources told Ma’an that Al-Beyari was taken from a hospital in the area and deported directly to Gaza without explanation. The sources said he arrived at the Erez crossing at noon.
Once on the Palestinian side of the Erez crossing, de facto government officials refused to receive Al-Beyari into the coastal enclave, in what officials called an effort to prevent Israel from implementing the policy.
Stranded at the border area, Al-Beyari said he was awaiting the help of Human rights organizations so he could return to his family in Yaffa.