A weekly report published by the Center for Political and Development Studies (CPDS), Gaza on the latest developments in Palestine.
August 26, 2012
“Welcome to Palestine” arrive in Jordan
Western activists, mostly French nationals, started to arrive in the Jordanian capital Amman on Friday in a fresh attempt to enter occupied Palestinian territory to deliver assistance to Palestinian schoolchildren. The AFP quoted the chairwoman of the campaign “Welcome to Palestine” as saying that the activists arrived in Amman in preparation for heading to the West Bank city of Bethlehem to distribute school supplies.
“We will go to the King Hussein Bridge on Sunday to cross to the West Bank after the failure of two earlier attempts in July 2011 and in April 2012,” she added. She said that 20 out of 100 activists had arrived in Amman and the rest would arrive on Friday night and Saturday, adding that this time “Israel has no excuse to prevent us as it asked us in the previous occasions to go to Rafah crossing or King Hussein Bridge”.
The campaign activists include nationals from France, Spain, the UK, and the US who demand freedom of movement within Palestine and free access into Palestine.