Police gear to stop ´flytilla´ activists at BG Int´l (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Eli Senyor Published: 04.11.12, 13:06)
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Some 650 policemen to be deployed across Israel´s main gateway;
Terminal 1 to become sterile zone
Some 650 police officers, mostly in plain clothes, are expected to
meet pro-Palestinian activists who will arrive in Israel as part of
the protest fly-in scheduled for Sunday.
Israel believes some 500-1,000 activists will try to enter Israel en
route to the Palestinian Authority.
Police sources said that most plain-clothed officers will not be
Israel strives to stem any provocation at Ben Gurion International
Airport, but the organizers claim that unlike in 2011, foreign
airlines are unlikely to heed Israel´s request to blacklist the
activist and prevent them from boarding flights.
The operation, dubbed "Safe Sphere 2" includes teams from the
Ministry of Public Security, the police, Military Intelligence, the
Immigration authority, the Israel Aviation Authority and the
ministries of Defense and Interior.
Terminal 1 at Ben Gurion International Airport will be declared a
sterile zone and passengers identified as part of the "flytilla" will
be diverted to it.
The activists will most likely be denied entry to Israel and they
will be deported.
The police are also gearing to stop any radical left-wing activists
from disrupting the airport´s order; as well as to stop any counter-
protest by the Right. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 04/11/12)
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