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Palestinians in Libya get safe passage to Egypt

March 1, 2011 3:48 P.M. (Updated: March 2, 2011 5:31 P.M.)
CAIRO (Ma’an) -- The Palestinian ambassador to Cairo advised Monday that Palestinians in Libya who want to leave the country to contact the embassy to coordinate their exit.

Barakat Al-Farra issued a statement saying officials were doing their best to ensure that all those Palestinians in the country were able to receive services ensuring their continued safety.

Protests demanding the ouster of Muammar Gadhafi have met violent opposition from pro-government forces, and at least one Palestinian has been killed in the unrest.

Al-Farra official said he had orders from President Mahmoud Abbas authorizing Palestinians in Libya who wished to enter Egypt to be permitted to do so.

Those wishing to leave are asked to provide their name, date of birth, passport number and type as well as expiry date to diplomatic officials in Libya. The information can be sent by fax (002033384760) or e-mail ([email protected]).

Al-Farra noted that contact with Egyptian officials was ongoing to ensure the safe passage of Palestinians into the country via the As-Saloum crossing. The Palestinian consulate in Alexandria has already been contacted to receive them, he added.
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