Citing Terror Support and Human Rights Abuses, Boulder City Council Nixes Palestinian Sister-City Bid


palestiniansThe Boulder, Colorado city council voted overwhelmingly Monday to reject a sister city application from Nablus, citing Palestinian Authority abuses in the West Bank city and its long history as a terrorist center.

Opponents of the proposal noted the Palestinian Authority’s dismal human rights record and lack of press freedom. Critics also blasted the frequency in Nablus of honor killings and the persecution of gays occurring within the city.

Colorado media reported that some supporters of the sister-city bid said that they had hoped to bring “yoga and rock climbing opportunities” to the West Bank city. The motion was rejected 7-2.

{Andy Newscenter}