Officials at Beirut International airport have denied entry to the young Jordanian singer Adham Nabulsi. It's such a bizarre incident as Adham has lived in Lebanon during his time on X Factor which he ended up being the most successful participant. It's unclear why they would do such a thing, but Adham shared on his Facebook a picture of his Jordanian passport and said that he was denied entry and was kept for 4 hours at the airport. He says it was because he visited Palestine. Adham has already made it clear he does not have any Israeli stamps on his passport--an excuse often used by some government.
Adham did have a concert in the West Bank and he did mange to visit the holy sites in Jerusalem. Adham did have a tour in Palestine where he performed in a number of venues and helped bring some joy into the life of many struggling with Israel's occupation.
A number of Lebanese celebrities and commentators have already offered the young artists their solidarity and support. They too think it's bizarre that their own government would deny this young artists entry as he is neither a terrorist nor does he have ill-well.
So far we have yet to hear a comment from the Lebanese officials, my money that they would come out, apologize and say they made a mistake.