Mar 31, 2012

Report: New 'fly-in' planned for April

JERUSALEM (Ma‘an) 29 Mar -- Pro-Palestinian activists plan to hold a second 'fly-in' to Ben-Gurion International Airport in mid-April, an Israeli newspaper reported Thursday, quoting an organizer.  Mazin Qumsiyeh told The Jerusalem Post that some 1,500 to 2,500 participants from 15 countries were planning to join the initiative, which includes educational and volunteer activities in the West Bank. Last summer Israeli authorities detained and expelled more than 100 people who came on a similar trip. Many others were barred from flight lists by airlines following complaints by Israel. "The point is to show the world that Israel is preventing people from visiting Palestine," Qumsiyeh, an academic at Bethlehem University, told the English-language newspaper. Read more, here

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