Second ´Air Flotilla´ to be Stopped (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gabe Kahn 04/10/12)
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Officials in Jerusalem vowed on Tuesday to stop hundreds of anti-
Israel activists from entering Israel over the weekend.
The activists plan to board flights for Ben Gurion international
airport with the aim of participating in anti-Israel demonstrations
in Judea and Samaria.
While they insist the demonstrations they plan to participate in will
be nonviolent, anti-Israel demonstrations in the region frequently
turn into riots.
Irrespective of the nature of the protests the activists plan to
attend, Israeli leaders say the campaign is a provocation.
Minister or Public Security Yitzhak Aharonovitch said Tuesday
the "provocateurs will be dealt with in a determined and quick way."
He explained that the activists would be stopped at the airport and
"If they arrive to Israel they will be identified, removed from the
plane, their entry into Israel will be prevented and they will be
moved to a detention facility until they are flown out of Israel,"
His office said that security officials had tracked the activists on
social media sites, compiled a blacklist of more than 300 names and
asked airlines to keep those on the list off flights to Israel.
Last July, Israel blocked a similar effort by preventing scores of
activists from boarding Tel Aviv-bound flights in Europe, questioning
dozens more upon arrival at the airport and denying entry to 69.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/10/12)
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