As the 2 Swansea women face their third night in an Israeli prison, other campaigners did get past the Israeli barriers. Today Palestinians and international activists tried to force their way through an Israeli checkpoint into the Palestinian town of Bethlehem.
The Ma'an News Agency based in the Palestinian territories reported as follows
Among the protesters were activists who were passengers as part of the "flytilla" that arrived Friday at Ben Gurion International Airport.Israeli soldiers prevented protesters from accessing the area and threatening to shoot anyone who approached the checkpoint, one of the main terminals connecting the occupied West Bank with Jerusalem.
Lawmaker Mustafa Barghouthi demanded the release of the more than 100 activists still held by Israel over their involvement in the "flytilla."
"Israel has widened its circle of repression to include not only the Palestinians but [their] international supporters" as well, Barghouthi said.