US revokes visas of PLO ambassador’s family

Move comes after Washington ended aid to Palestinian institutions and moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The US has revoked visas for the family of the PLO’s ambassador in Washington, DC, the latest measure against Palestinian officials by the Trump administration.

Ambassador Husam Zomlot said his family, including his two young children, had left the US after they were informed that their visas, which were due to expire in 2020 were no longer valid.

The move follows the US announcement last week to close diplomatic offices belonging to the Palestinian Liberation Organisation, which will take effect next month. 

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