OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israeli police arrested four pro-Palestinian foreign activists at the Ben Gurion airport for participating in the “Welcome to Palestine” event.
A police spokesman said that the four arrived from Paris aboard El Al flight as part of the “Welcome to Palestine” fly-in protest.
He said that they would be questioned then deported back to their countries.
Around 1500 activists are expected to share in the fly-in protest on the third year of its launching including 500 to 600 French nationals who would be travelling to Bethlehem to attend the inauguration of an international school.
International pro-Palestinian groups have announced on websites that they would fly to the Ben Gurion airport then to the West Bank as of mid-April as a show of solidarity with the Palestinians and to protest Israeli settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian land.
Hundreds of Israeli policemen were deployed in the airport in anticipation of the arrival of those activists, the Israeli radio said, adding that the activists would be arrested and deported.