Israel Protests Chilean President’s Visit To Har Habayis With Palestinian Officials


Israel’s Foreign Ministry reprimanded Chile on Wednesday after Chilean President Sebastián Piñera visited the Har Habayis on Tuesday with senior Palestinian officials.

Palestinian Authority Jerusalem Affairs Minister Fadi al-Hadami was one of the officials, according to AFP.

Piñera is on a three-day visit to Israel and is scheduled to meet with Israeli and Palestinian officials. Today he is scheduled to meet Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and afterwards Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On Thursday he is planning to meet Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

Chile has the largest Palestinian community outside the Middle East.

The Chilean president also visited the Kosel and Yad Vashem.




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