(JTA) -- A French court ordered Air France to pay a $12,800 fine for
ordering a non-Jewish pro-Palestinian activist off a flight to Tel Aviv.
In its ruling Thursday, the court in the Paris suburb of Bobigny also
ordered the French flagship carrier to pay nearly $3,000 in damages to
Horia Ankour, a nursing student, and her legal fees, the L'indépendant
Ankour, 30, had attempted to fly to Israel from France last April to
take part in the Flotilla campaign, which saw hundreds of activists seek
access to Israel in a bid to travel to the Palestinian territories.
Europe's main airlines faced a wave of passenger fury during the campaign after canceling some 300 tickets at Israel’s request.