Tunisia panel to quiz ministers over Israel tourists

Around 61 Israeli tourists were allowed into Tunisia in April and received special security protection during their tour of the North African country.

Tunisia panel to quiz ministers over Israel tourists

World Bulletin / News Desk

Tunisia's Constituent Assembly on Wednesday said it would question two government ministers at a general session on Friday over their earlier decision to allow scores of Israeli tourists into the country.

Around 61 Israeli tourists were allowed into Tunisia in April and received special security protection during their tour of the North African country.

The tour prompted 81 assembly members to press ahead with a note of blame against Tourism Minister Amel Karboul and National Security Minister Reda Safar.

Tunisian law does not allow Israelis to enter Tunisia. There are no relations between Tunisia and Israel.

The Tunisian government, however, requested that the two ministers be interrogated in a closed panel session, which was approved by a majority of political forces in the assembly on Wednesday.

Quizzing ministers in parliament does not usually lead to a withdrawal of confidence from the ministers in question.

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