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Israel blocks entry to 27 pro-Palestinian activists during the Flytilla day

Foreigners arrive in Israel as part of 'Welcome to Palestine' fly-in protest; activists from Canada, Portugal and France denied entry. In Paris, dozens protest Israel entry ban: 'France new Israeli settlement?'

Lihi Rothschild, an Israeli activist said "It's unfortunate that European airlines are cooperating with this violation of human rights by the State of Israel - and we consider them accomplices to the crime."
Palestinian fly-in organizers said a number of foreign activists have arrived in Bethlehem. They said Turkish and Swiss authorities prevented pro-Palestinian activists from boarding flights to Israel, but added that more than 20 were able to board flights to Israel at Geneva's airport.

Latest Update: 04.15.12,

PARIS – Twenty-seven pro-Palestinian activists who arrived in Israel as part of the "Welcome to Palestine" fly-in protest have been denied entry to the country.



Three people who arrived aboard an El Al flight from Paris Sunday morning were questioned at a booth set up by the Interior Ministry at Ben Gurion Airport. They were subsequently released and allowed entry into the country.


A Portuguese national who arrived in Israel aboard a Royal Jordanian flight was denied entry, as was a Canadian citizen who arrived on an American Airlines flight. The two were expected to be deported.



Four French women were denied entry to Israel at around noon. The four, who arrived on a flight from Switzerland, are expected to be deported.



Airport officials said a total of 27 activists, including 15 French nationals, have been denied entry as of 2 pm. In addition, they said, four Israelis were held for questioning after waving signs in support of the fly-in protest and trying to disturb the peace.



Police officials said hundreds more activists are expected to arrive in Israel throughout the day.




Earlier, dozens of activists gathered at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport protest their "exclusion" from Israel. Some of the foreign activists received notices alerting them to the fact that their flights to Israel had been cancelled while others managed to issue their boarding cards but are not sure they will be able to reach the Palestinian Authority. During the protest they called out: "Today the barrier is here," "Israel get out, France is not yours" and "Let us reach Palestine."



A sign waved by the protesters read, "France, a new Israeli settlement?"



The flytilla organizers briefed activists from around the world through social networks on methods of challenging the airports and governments and how to reach the airports with boarding cards in hand.


The fly-in activists received precise directions explaining how to act should the Israeli authorities refuse to allow them entry into Israel. The activists were told to leave a copy of their passport with a family member and to take the telephone numbers of local government officials in their countries.



The activists were also briefed on the rules and regulations at Israel's airport in order to make it easier for them to deal with arguments against allowing them to enter Israel.



Lihi Rothschild, an Israeli activist and one of the organizers of the 'flytilla,' said Israel's "willingness to arrest people who did not commit any crime and say they only came to visit Palestine is a hysterical response."



Speaking to Ynet, she said, "It's unfortunate that European airlines are cooperating with this violation of human rights by the State of Israel - and we consider them accomplices to the crime."



Palestinian fly-in organizers said a number of foreign activists have arrived in Bethlehem. They said Turkish and Swiss authorities prevented pro-Palestinian activists from boarding flights to Israel, but added that more than 20 were able to board flights to Israel at Geneva's airport.





Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch on Saturday expressed satisfaction with the cooperation of foreign airlines who he said are preventing those identified by Israel as pro-Palestinian activists from boarding their flights.








http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4215933,00.html


Added: Apr-15-2012 Occurred On: Apr-15-2012
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  • I am for letting them in to the PA and Gaza. I am just against letting them out.

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    • @widerstehen I am shocked that you would agree.

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    • @wargypzy what are you waiting from a neo-nazi? :D they never had book in hands.

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  • Why is this news? Countries have the right to reject 'visits' from non-citizens. Ask Iran about their policies--you can't come in, it's that simple.

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    • @wargypzy
      True, as well they should. Too bad we didn't check as well before 9/11. I think the US rejects less than 1%.

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  • The problem with protesters is that they protest. Some people have to work for a living. I wonder how many welfare cheques they saved to buy their tickets?

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  • @wargypzy You people always have to play the victim card, dont you.
    I was referring to the Arabs.

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    • @widerstehen

      Once again, do you have some more anti israeljewish quotes? because you are saying the same things over and over again without any proof... its like me saying that all hitler loving people are dickless, since hitler had a small dick so he had to mad angry about something... are you the same? i think 'YES'.

      BTW - israeli dont hate arabs, we are not like you Nazi people, we dont hate. i have alot of muslim and arab friends, we get along every well and we BBQ every Saturday...
      See t More..

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    • @marniansky Why do you people
      ( Lobbyists ) always have to twist the truth? I dont love Hitler.
      I know alot more than you think.
      Ive known several Israels.
      I even dated a Jew that happened to be a drugfucked, schizophrenic junkie.But, that doesn't mean all Jews are like that Aye;D

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    • @widerstehen

      Well my good prick you are a liar... dated a "jew"? and her name was what? 'soap'?
      you are so full of it you cant lie right...
      you are no more than a f*cked up kid that has a drunk father or mother and one that got alot of beating at school so you hate.
      you hate only the people you think can't tuch you... but know that my good prick, you know nothing, you are nothing and i'll bet you heard that before.
      the only person you ever dated was your hand and she left you as well More..

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    • @marniansky More predictable Ad Hominem.I must have touched a nerve, as you have resorted to threats.I dont think you believe all the bullshit you spin though.

      It seems you may actually possess some sense of decency somewhere, deep inside.

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    • @widerstehen

      I dont know were you find a threat... but since you are a legit paranoid i'll take it as a... i dont care :)

      I dont want to argue with a kid... and since you are one and so far you had nothing with sense to say i'll back off.
      you have no idea who are the israeli people and you know nothing about the jewish religion... I pity you...
      I hope that you will wake up one day undestanding that we all bleed RED, no one is special and no one is better.

      Have yourself a good life and say H More..

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  • Every country has the right to bar douchebags from entering.

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  • Nice to see that the greatest and most peaceful country in the world promotes freedom of speech.

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  • I think that the fact the activists choose to deal only with Israel, and avoid all the other much harsh problems in the region raise allot of question marks (and don't tell me they really care about what is going on in places like Iran or Syria, they don't) BUT I certainly don't agrree with the fact they are not being allowed to enter the West Bank.

    I think it is a very stupid Israeli policy, but seems that the blame here is not only upon Israel, since in Europe,even in Swiss and Turkey, they More..

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    • @aydeo people can get banned from a stupid football game,why not from a country :)

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  • youtube.com/watch?v=IX9Tk2TMA6Q is this peacfull israel and jews ? just read firts of top comments !

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  • where is the free syria foatilla !?

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  • NO life? NO job? LOVE to hate? well join our hating group!
    You know our motto, "if you cant hate it then it is not jewishisraeli..."

    they are going all the way to israel to do what you pricks are doing here... but not like you they have the balls to come face to face with the terrible Israeli people :) and you... lifeless pricks, sitting infront of your computer hating without knowing what you hate.... well, ignorance is a bliss.

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    • @marniansky But its ok to hate the Palestine people and kill their women and children while we get fed a fairy tale in Zionist controlled, Mainstream media?
      Im not going to sit quietly and let you Black-Ops/Lobbyists types rule the roost with your constant disinformation and Pro-Israel/War propaganda.

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    • @widerstehe

      BLA BLA BLA...
      Do you have some more anti israel quotes? because except that you said nothing!
      YOU NEED TO LEARN YOUR FACTS!
      And until you havnt been here you know sh*t... so insted of writing stupid sh*t on people you dont know i advice you to come to israel first, look around and if you dont like it you can say so but until then you are and you will be nothing but a prick...

      Peace!

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    • @k-doe

      What?

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    • @marniansky oops I miss read your quote ..sorry for that doh:)

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  • Still not allowed to criticize Israel.Freedom & Freedom of speech is an illusion.The ZioNazi Gestapo is watching..

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    • @k-doe whats creepy is when they recite conversations you had on Skype,where you live,where you have been.What they think you are doing..
      The list is endless.They love to let you know too.
      The Gestapo is back, and alive and well.
      But it brings me joy to know they have wasted so much money and time on me..Kinda ridiculous really.
      The New World Order is definitely here.

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    • @widerstehen

      You waste your time hating people you dont know and a country you never visited... isnt that the same?

      I think you need to get out of your mama's house and get a job...

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    • @marniansky You think its that simple you dumb shit?I dont hate Israel or Israels.Infact, I think Jew women are hot.What I dont like is the Zionist agenda that rules Israel,the pro-Israel policies they govern countries not even close to Israel and the constant propaganda shoved down my throat whenever I log onto this site.

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    • @widerstehen

      I still believe it is because you are a dushbag :)

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    • @widerstehen

      And YES, i think it is the same and i know it is simple. you know sh*t about the israelis or about the country of israel and still you waste your time writing hatefull thinks on people you dont know and that probably never met. So yes 'dushy', i think it is the same because they have the balls you need to grow...

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  • Recieved one infraction for the comment I made below.Worse comments are made by Israel/WW3 loving lobbyists about Muslims and they are suffering a much worse fate than Israel.

    "rejected comment by user 'widerstehen' Apr 15 2012

    Trying to shut down my account because it exposes the ZioNazis evil agenda..
    Be sure to stop by and check out my videos:D

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  • why does israel feel they can not be criticized?



    a day earlier they sent a letter to the activists and told them to go to syria and gaza.

    WTF israel blocks the flotillas that try to go to gaza and syria is being attacked by alqaeda terrorists who want to take assad away from power as they see him being to soft on israel.

    the activists want to focus on israel, let them.

    israel wants to divert the world attention from its human rights abuses.

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