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Over 1500 activists from 15 countries attempted to fly to Ben Gurion
Airport to travel to Bethlehem in the occupied Palestinian territories. They
were invited by Palestinian activists to help build a school and protest
Israel’s control of all access points to the occupied territories. Hundreds
were prevented from even boarding their planes and instead staged
protests at various airports. Dozens were deported upon arrival while
dozens arrested and transferred to Givon prison in central Israel. Israeli
activists attempted to hold signs welcoming them at the airport but were
immediately arrested and given a 15 day distancing order from the airport.
The Real News’ Lia Tarachansky reports from the airport.

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