Democracy Now: Israel Blocks West Bank Entry of 100 Foreign Activists

Israel has barred nearly 100 Palestinian solidarity activists from entering the occupied West Bank. The protesters, mostly from Europe, had tried to enter via the Allenby Bridge with Jordan. It was the latest effort by Israel to block a mass visit by international activists following the thwarting of a “fly-tilla” of thousands of people last year. One activist denied entry said Israel is trying to block witnesses to the occupation.

Activist: “They reject us because we openly say that we are in solidarity with Palestinians and because they don’t want any witness to see what they are doing to Palestinians.”


~ by wheresthemic on August 27, 2012.

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