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Monday, April 16, 2012
Hundreds of Europeans Unable to Travel to Palestine
Brussels, Apr 16.- Hundreds of people were stranded this weekend at European airports, after the airlines decided to prevent them from traveling to the Middle East to participate in a campaign of solidarity with Palestine.
Air France, EasyJet, Lufthansa and Swiss Air, among other airlines, canceled the activists' tickets because their names appeared on a blacklist provided by Israel.
In Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, 100 people were involved in a protest on Sunday, after being prevented from boarding.
It seems that the borders of Israel are now in Roissy. This is an attack on our freedom of movement, denounced Olivier Buchotte, one of the organizers in France of the "Welcome to Palestine" day.
The ban on flying to Tel Aviv was also extended to airports of Brussels, Geneva, Vienna, Rome and Istanbul, denounced the activists.
About 1,500 people were scheduled to participate in the third edition of the campaign, but only a few dozen were able to arrive at Ben Gurion airport, where they were detained by Israeli police. (Prensa Latina).