George Galloway (Photo: Reuters)
“My persona non grata status imposed by Mubarak has been lifted. Cairo here I come! Long live the Egyptian Revolution!” wrote George Galloway on Twitter on Monday.
Galloway was a British member of parliament for the Labour Party (1987-2005) and the Respect Party (2005-2010). He has been long recognised for his anti-Israel stance and support for the Palestinians.
He instigated the Viva Palestina aid convoy to the Gaza Strip in 2009 and in January 2010 was declared persona non-grata and deported from Egypt after entering the country from Gaza. He had criticised the authorities for delaying his aid convoy’s entry at Al-Arish and was accused of “incitement” over criticisms of the Egyptian government.