40 Leftists Detained at Ben Gurion (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 04/15/12)
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Police detained two leftist activists Sunday at Ben Gurion
International Airport Sunday afternoon after they held up signs that
said "Welcome to Palestine." Forty anti-Israeli activists were
refused entry into Israel in the hours between Saturday night and
3:00 p.m. Sunday. They were all taken to questioning in the Interior
Ministry office at the airport, pending their repatriation.
The two leftists unfurled the signs immediately after Police Central
District Commander Maj. Gen. Bentzi Sau gave reporters a briefing on
the situation. As they were led away, nationalist Israeli activists
shouted at them: "Go see what is going on in Syria!"
Maj. Gen. Sau said that "We are carrying out joint operations of all
Israeli government ministries. We have given the airline companies a
list of 500 activists whom we said we do not let into Israel. Most of
them will remain in their countries of origin. However, some of them
succeed in arriving here, and we question them and return them to
their countries of origin."
"Whoever does not accept the Interior Ministry´s arrangement will be
taken to the Israel Prisons Authority´s detention facilities," he
added. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/15/12)
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