“There has been much misinformation suggesting that we came here to demonstrate in the airport and cause disorder wherever we went. The office of Prime Minister Netenyahu said, ‘This planned event is a continuation of the attempts to undermine Israel's right to exist’, and ordered a major police and security operation to prevent it.“In reality our protest was simply to refuse to conceal our intention to go to the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Our aim was to highlight that Israel routinely deports those who indicate any sympathy whatsoever with Palestine.Photo: Inside the cramped metal van, shacked and handcuffed by Israel
“If anything has undermined ‘Israel's right to exist’, it is the very actions of the state itself.
Mick Napier shares his experience
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A BBC report on the first British prisoners to return to the UK
"Some of the men and women being detained started a hunger strike this morning because we were denied any information about any charges against us and were also denied a telephone call over the entire period we were in prison. But we are all in high spirits." Mick Napier
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
First people back in UK share their experiences
First person to arrive back in UK shares his experience with The Independent newspaper
"We were chained, handcuffed and detained for no apparent reason - we had committed no crimes - no UK or Israeli law was breached.We were denied any information about any charges against us and were also denied a telephone call over the entire period we were in prison.It was a situation of lawlessness."
Mr Mick Napier