Israel Denies Two Irish Activists Access to the West Bank

Israel banned two pro-Palestine Irish activists from entering the occupied West Bank on Friday, claiming that they planned to harass occupation forces.

When the activists arrived at Ben Gurion Airport along with 25 colleagues, they underwent the usual litany of security checks.

The number of foreign activists who have been prevented from entering the occupied Palestinian territories by Israel has increased nine-fold in the past five years.

In January 2018, the blacklist, including members of 20 international organizations that promote a boycott campaign of Israel, was published by the Ministry of Strategic Affairs.

Source: Palestine Chronicle