Aharonovitch: Fly-in 'hooligan' activists will be deported

Public security minister sends clear message to pro-Palestinian activists set to arrive at B-G Airport: We won't allow public incitement.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 5, 2011 15:41
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Ben Gurion airport 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

 
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Pro-Palestinian "hooligan" activists who will try to provoke and disturb the peace in the expected fly-in set for Ben-Gurion Airport on Friday will be turned back and deported to their home countries, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said on Tuesday.

"The same hooligans who tried to break the law and disrupt the peace will not be allowed into Israel and will return to their home countries," Aharonovitch said.

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"In the coming days hundreds of radical activists from Europe are expected to arrive in order to cause provocations, to demonstrate illegally and to damage our legitimacy in our country," he continued.

"I want to make it clear that as a sovereign, democratic country, we will not allow public propaganda, incitement and illegal demonstrations to occur, not at the airport and not in any other place," Aharonovitch said.

He asked to make the message to the activists "clear and to the point - understand that your paths will not succeed and you will do good if you decide not to arrive in Israel. The state of Israel will be glad to host you as tourists, so you can see the country's beauty and its wonderful residents."

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