Israeli bill to bar BDS activists from Israel approved


The Israeli Knesset approved late Monday a bill to bar activists from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement from entering Israel in its first reading, Israeli media sources said.

Under the current law, the Israeli interior minister has the right to bar individuals calling for a boycott of Israel from entering Israel.

The bill would allow the Israeli the interior minister to make exceptions, the sources added.

The proposed bill was mainly submitted to bar the entry of foreign peace activists who are forced to travel via Israeli airports and border crossings to reach West Bank or Gaza Strip.

The bill came while the call to boycott Israel has grown stronger all over the world

(Source / 15.11.2016)

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