Warum dürfen Menschen aus aller Welt nicht Palästinenserfamilien frei besuchen?
Hundreds to swarm Israeli airport in fly campaign for Palestine
[al-akhbar.com] A leading activist on Tuesday blasted Israel’s “crazy” reaction to a fly-in campaign of hundreds expected to arrive at Tel Aviv airport this Sunday in solidarity with occupied Palestinians.
Israeli security forces said earlier on Tuesday that they had begun preparations for roughly 2,500 activists flying in primarily from Europe and North America, dubbing the ‘Welcome to Palestine’ campaign as “hostile.”
“We have made arrangements and are prepared for this operation, which is expected to begin from Sunday,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP, without giving further details.
Mick Napier, UK coordinator for Welcome to Palestine 2012, said the Israeli government was “whipping up a frenzy” and that the campaign is simply to highlight the right to travel to the occupied West Bank without hindrance.
“The aim is very clear, modest and minimal, it’s to highlight the fact that Israel has turned the West Bank into prison and is not allowing the prisoners to receive visitors,” he said.