Supreme Court Freezes Deportation of Detained American Student

16 Oct
1:11 AM

The Israeli Supreme Court froze, on Sunday, deportation measures against American student Lara al-Qasem, who was barred entry to Israel over alleged ties to the BDS movement.

The court will convene on Wednesday, to determine whether or not it will grant Al-Qasem permission to file an appeal against her detention and denial of entry.

Al-Qasem, who is an American citizen of a Palestinian origin, was accused by the Israeli occupation of involvement in the BDS movement.

On Friday, the Tel Aviv District Court rejected her previous appeal, saying it could not justify intervening in the case, and that the government’s decision to detain her was reasonable.

The court echoed a previous decision by an administrative appeals court.

Lara Al-Qasem, 22, has been detained at Ben-Gurion Airport for the last two weeks, Days of Palestine reports.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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