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[ 09/07/2011 – 07:34 AM ]
GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian government in Gaza has lashed out at the western governments for barring travel of foreign solidarity activists to occupied Palestine via air route.
Taher Al-Nunu, the government’s spokesman, said in a press release on Friday night that the step revealed the real image of those western countries and unmasked their blind bias in favor of Israel.
He said that those countries’ act further exposed the fake democracy, freedom, and equality they were championing, and that they pursued double standards when it came to the Middle East question.
Nunu said that the western practice was hypocritical, charging that they “sell illusions to the Palestinian people while supporting the illegal and unethical blockade on the Gaza Strip”.
The spokesman called on the western countries to allow those activists to travel to Palestine to expose the ugly and racist image of the Israeli occupation and uncover its inhuman practices against the Palestinians.
Nunu hailed the international campaign of solidarity with the Palestinian people and the activists’ attempts to reach Gaza via land, sea, and air routes, which, he said, reflected the western societies’ rejection of the siege on Gaza.
The growing solidarity campaign reflected the mounting isolation of Israel and the rising awareness of its true image, Nunu said.
Israel had supplied western air companies with the names of 350 foreign activists, which it said should not be allowed to board planes heading to Ben Gurion airport.
Meanwhile, 50 activists staged a sit-in at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris after they were denied boarding a German airline plane en route to Ben Gurion airport.