News Code : 353617
Category : FORUM
Publish Date :    Thursday, October 11, 2018
US student challenges Israeli ban on entry of activists

A US student arrested upon arrival in Tel Aviv over her support of an anti-Israel movement appeared in a court in the occupied territories on Thursday to challenge the Israeli regime's entry ban.

Hawzah News Agency - The BDS movement is a Palestinian-led international campaign launched more than a decade ago with the aim of ending Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.

It pursues equal rights for Palestinians by exerting pressure on the Israeli regime via economic and cultural boycotts.

Her attorney Yotam Ben-Hallel said his client "simply wants to study in Israel."

The United States said Wednesday it was in touch with the student. The State Department said that the US Embassy in Jerusalem was offering consular assistance to Alqasem.

In March 2017, Israel’s parliament passed a law banning the entry of supporters of the anti-Israel movement, which is inspired by measures against South Africa before the fall of apartheid.

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