Tunisian authorities over the weekend prevented two prominent figures from Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad from entering the country to attend an anti-Zionist conference in Tunis, Israel's Channel 10 reported Saturday.
According to Tunisian media, Islamic Jihad's Abu Imad al-Rifai and Hezbollah's Hasan Izz al-Din landed at Carthage International Airport, but were denied entry.
According to the German news agency Deutsche Presse Agentur, the two were supposed to participate in the National Sovereignty and Resistance Within the Arab Movements conference, scheduled to be held in Tunis on Saturday.
Rifai and Din were reportedly invited to the meeting by the Tunisians Against Zionism group.
According to DPA, Tunisian authorities gave no reason for their decision. A local source familiar with the case said that both men had visited the country in the past and had participated in "intellectual and political activities" related to the so-called "Arab Spring."
Tunisian sources said authorities opposed allowing "people affiliated with the resistance" into Tunisia.
The anti-Zionist conference hosts political groups from across the Arab world. It calls on Muslims worldwide to support canceling the 1978 Camp David Accords, to bolster Palestinian resistance against Israel, and to work toward "ending the global war" on Syria.