Jul 8 2011
Some of these activist dopes have been prevented from boarding planes in Europe, bound from Israel . Two Americans have already been deported. Others on Israel’s ‘NO DOPES’ list are being detained at Ben-Gurion Airport. In the meantime protesters are making fools of themselves in their aiport.
J POST (H/T Maria) At least 60 pro-Palestinian activists taken from EasyJet, Alitalia flights for police interrogation; 6 left-wing activists arrested after causing disturbance at airport; undercover agents, police deployed at Ben-Gurion airport.
At Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport, fifty pro-Palestinian activists arrived at the Lufthansa terminal hoping to board a flight to Israel, and then refused to leave the terminal afterthey were blocked from boarding the plane, Israel Radio reported. Olivia Zemour, leader of the EuroPalestine organization that is arranging the “air flotilla,” said that the blacklist includes names of 347 activists. “Charles de Gaulle Airport is under Israeli occupation. We are peaceful people and have no interest in causing disorder at Ben Gurion Airport,” Zemour was quoted by Israel Radio as saying. In Geneva, EasyJet also refused to let 30 acitivists on board a flight to Israel.
Police diverted two passenger aircraft that landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Friday, detaining at least 60 suspected pro-Palestinian activists for questioning. Some 20 activists in that group were denied entry.
“We’re not taking any chances,” the minister said.During the meeting, the latest security preparedness was discussed, and the minister heard that all security agencies were able to “significantly minimize” attempts by hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists abroad from reaching Israel, by preventing them from boarding at their point of origin, the Public Ministry said in a statement.
“At the same time, police preparations at Ben Gurion Airport is creating deterrence,” the statement added. “The presence of undercover and overt forces at the airport has prevented many who sought to disturb public order from heading [to Israel],” the statement added. Police are also mobilized at the Temple Mount and along the green line to prevent any disturbances.There are a number of flights scheduled to arrive this afternoon that immigrationauthorities will pay special attention to, the Police spokesman told The Jerusalem Post. Around 200 foreign activists are believed to have been banned from boarding flights bound for Israel in various European airports.
The Interior Ministry told foreign airlines on Thursday they were required under Israeli law to remove “pro-Palestinian radicals” from flights bound for Israel. He added that “we have a list of some people who are planning to hold illegal demonstrations around the country.”