Citizenship given to Palestinians during Morsi era under scrutiny
Published Wednesday 04/12/2013 (updated) 05/12/2013 20:23
CAIRO (Ma'an) -- The Egyptian Ministry of Interior has started reviewing citizenship granted to Palestinians during the rule of ousted President Mohammad Morsi, an official said Wednesday.
The high-ranking official told Ma’an that the ministry formed a committee to examine 50,000 approved citizenship applications for Palestinians to either confirm their approval or cancel them.
The official added that acting president Adly Mansour formed another committee to examine all presidential pardons granted by Morsi to political and "terror"-related prisoners.
Most Arab countries do not grant citizenship to Palestinian refugees whose families were displaced from areas that became Israel in a 1948 war.
Egypt's army overthrew the elected Morsi in July after protests against his rule.