German airline cancels 'flytilla' activists' tickets to TA
LAST UPDATED: 04/13/2012 15:14
#Airflotilla2 website reported Friday that Lufthansa German Airlines had canceled the plane tickets of dozens of passengers planning to participate in the "flytilla" attempt to land en masse at Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday and create disturbances.
The pro-Palestinian website uploaded a scanned image of one of the canceled tickets that a passenger had received, and reported the same notification had been sent to dozens of activists on Thursday, informing then that their reservation had been canceled "by order of Israel."
According to the "flytilla" campaign organizers, Lufthansa informed the passengers that "Israel produced a list of names of persons to whom this country denies entry," and that their names were on the list.
The message quoted on the #Airflotilla2 website continued that their tickets had been canceled and they would be refunded.
Organizers of the event said that those who had received the notifications had not committed any offense and "do not accept these mafia-methods favored by governments complicit in the imprisonment of the Palestinian people." Therefore, they said those who had received the notifications would show up their respective airports as scheduled to board flights to Tel Aviv.
Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report
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