Despite Israeli arrests, threats and scare tactics, “Welcome to Palestine” tour begins
Less than 50 of the International Solidarity visitors managed to arrive in the West Bank as part of the Welcome to Palestine campaign, called for by at least 40 Palestinian civil society organizations meant to raise awareness about what life is like for Palestinians in the West Bank and inside Israel.
Israeli officials have used a variety of tactics over the last week to try to stop the “Welcome to Palestine” event, including a media blitz on Monday July 4th declaring that they expected the airport to be 'overrun with hooligans and lawbreakers' on Friday, then beefing up security at the airport and bringing in military personnel to stop any participants in the tour from entering.
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