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Aharonovitch: Fly-in 'hooligans' will be deported
Internal security minister clarifies any illegal provocations by pro-Palestinian activists arriving in airport will lead to expulsion

While the Gaza-bound flotilla has suffered some setbacks, Israeli security officials are still gearing up Tuesday for the expected pro-Palestinian fly-in.

 

Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch addressed the issue Tuesday, saying: "Any hooligans who might try to break the law - will not be permitted to enter Israel and will be sent back to their countries of origin."

 

 

"In the coming days we're expecting hundreds of radical activits to arrive from all over Europe with the intent of creating provocations and illegal protests aimed at hurting our legitimacy," Aharonovitch remarked. "I want to clarify that as a sovereign and democratic state Israel will not allow propaganda, incitement or illegal demonstrations – not at the airport and not anywhere else."

 

The minister sent a clear message to the activists – "You should know that your way will not succeed, so you would be better off avoiding coming to this country.

 

"The State of Israel would be happy to host you here as tourists, so you might enjoy its wonderful views and people."

 

 


First published: 07.05.11, 14:34
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