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Board of Deputies urges Plaid Cymru to permanently exclude activist after latest conspiracy posting

June 30, 2020 - Board of Deputies - Share: Twitter Facebook

Board of Deputies Senior Vice President Sheila Gewolb has called for a prominent Plaid Cymru member to be excluded from the party permanently following her false claim that the American police officers responsible for the deaths of African Americans were trained by Israel.

Sahar Al-Faifi had previously been  suspended from the Party after a number of antisemitic social media posts of hers were found. However, she was later reinstated. In a letter to Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price, Sheila wrote: “We found her subsequent reluctance to remove conspiracy theory tweets about Zionists responsible for terror attacks in London highly damning.”

She added: “We do not understand why the Party saw fit to lift her suspension earlier this year. It is clear that Ms Al-Faifi has taken this as a signal that she has carte blanche to continue to promote such conspiracy theories, such as the claim that the American police officers responsible for the deaths of African Americans were trained by Israel.”

She urged Mr Price to show that he was “serious about antisemitism and Ms Al-Faifi in particular by permanently excluding her from the Party. She has had too many chances already and it is clear that she will not change”.

You can read the full letter here.