Jordanian authorities denied an entry visa to the Chairman of the Politburo of the Palestinian «Islamic resistance movement» (Hamas) Khalid Mashal a, who was planning to visit the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, according to Arab media.
Mashaal was asked to give him a visa to participate in activities in support of the Zaki bin ar-Rashid, one of the leaders of the Jordanian branch of the «Muslim Brothers», arrested in November last year.
However, the Ministry of interior of Jordan refused, noting that since 1999, when Mashaal was expelled from the country, the attitude towards him has not changed.
Khalid Mashaal. Brief curriculum vitae
Khaled Mashal was born in 1956 in the village of Silwad (a suburb of Ramallah, Samaria). In 1967, together with his family was deported to Jordan, whence the family soon moved to Kuwait, where Khalid had lived until 1990.
In Kuwait, Khalid graduated from high school and University, education – physics teacher. Back at University, Mashal headed the student’s «Islamic bloc» in 1987 was one of the founders of the Palestinian student group, soon transformed into Hamas, dedicated to the creation of the «Islamic state of Palestine» on the entire territory of Israel.
In 1990 he moved to Jordan, where he organized a series of bombings directed against Israeli citizens. In 1996 he was elected Chairman of the «Politburo» of the terrorist organization Hamas.
In 1997 the Israeli security services attempted his destruction, Mashal was poisoned, however, Jordanian security services arrested the «liquidators» who in exchange for their lives Israel has released from prison Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and conveyed to Amman the antidote to the Mashal.
In 1999, the Jordanian authorities, at the request of Israel, refused him refuge, Mashaal moved to Damascus (Syria), where until recently housed his headquarters. In 2012, amid the civil war in Syria, because of possible persecution by the regime of Assad, Mashaal moved to Qatar.
Khalid Mashaal is a list of the most dangerous terrorists wanted by Israeli security services. However, in December 2012, shortly after operation «pillar of Cloud» Israeli authorities did not prevent his visit to Gaza and did not attempt his destruction.