European airlines cancel tickets of pro-Palestinian ‚flytilla‘ activists

14.04.2012                      22.Nissan. 5772                     Shmini schel Pesach; Tag 7 des Omer

Diplomatie:

European airlines cancel tickets of pro-Palestinian 'flytilla' activists

Ahead of Sunday's planned 'fly-in,' Israel's Interior Minister sends airlines list of names of blacklisted activists, threatens punitive steps if companies allow them to board Israel-bound flights.

Dozens of pro-Palestinian activists were prevented from boarding Israel-bound flights on Friday, due to the fact that their names appeared on a blacklist distributed by the Israeli government to a number of European airlines.
The activists were on their way to participate in a fly-in protest against Israeli construction in West Bank settlements, scheduled to take place on Sunday. Last July, a similar “fly-in” took place, with over 300 international activists arriving in Israel, and 120 detained….