Welcome to Palestine

Al Jazeera English | April 15, 2012


Hundreds stopped by European authorities from boarding Israel-bound flights as part of Welcome to Palestine campaign.

The Welcome to Palestine campaign says it aims to publicise Israel’s control of movement in Palestine [EPA]
Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists have been prevented by authorities across Europe from boarding flights bound for Tel Aviv.

The Swiss police were the latest, early on Sunday morning, to prevent about a hundred pro-Palestinian activists from flying to Ben Gurion airport, according to the Welcome to Palestine campaign.

“The information we have obtained from activists is that there is a high presence of police there and the police are trying to prevent them from boarding,” Anas Mohammed, a campaign spokesman, said in a telephone interview.

“Besides that there has been the confiscation of a passport of one of the activists.”

The Swiss and French activists had bought their tickets…

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