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Pro-Palestinian Activists Arrested, Spat On At Israeli Airport

By Ali Gharib  

"Pro-Palestinian Activists Arrested, Spat On At Israeli Airport"


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Chaos broke out today as pro-Palestinian activists from Israel and abroad descended on Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv. The activists from abroad were attempting to reach the West Bank. Reports and video from the scene indicate that Israeli activists leading chants were arrested, and police stood by as they were assaulted and spat on by others. Authorities also reportedly removed at least three credentialed journalists. The activists mounted the effort as a substitute for the failed flotilla to the blockaded Gaza Strip.

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