Two women from Swansea left this morning heading for Tel Aviv in Israel with the intention of challenging Israels blockade of Palestine. Currently the Government usually blocks travellers who state their support for the Palestinian people.
500-700 people from all over the World will fly into Tel Aviv and openly declare their intention to travel onto Palestine. The fact that Israel holds the keys to the gateway into Palestine and can decide who comes in, many feel this is an injustice and needs challenging.
The 2 women will leave from Luton Airport, UK today. If they are prevented from leaving Luton for Tel Aviv, they ask that supporters please contact the relevant embassies and media. Contact details will be posted here soon
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered authorities on Wednesday to block entry of pro-Palestinian activists planning to travel to Tel Aviv over the weekend in a protest "fly-in".Netanyahu ordered the internal security minister and the immigration authority to "act with determination, while trying to avoid unnecessary friction" with anyone taking part in what he termed a provocation, a statement from his office said.Pro-Palestinian websites have called in recent weeks on activists to fly to Israel on July 8 to protest against its policy toward Palestinians.
They say Israel routinely turns away activists in pro-Palestinian movements bound for the occupied West Bank, a policy they condemn as illegal.