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Israel court upholds deportation of Nobel laureate

Israel court upholds deportation of Nobel laureate

Israel's Supreme Court has upheld a deportation order against pro-Palestinian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire.
Maguire, who is 66, has been held in an airport detention facility since arriving last week. Israel banned her from entry because she took part in an attempt to break Israel's Gaza sea blockade in June.
Court spokeswoman Ayalet Filo said the Supreme Court rejected her appeal.
Maguire's lawyers called the deportation illegal. Israel countered that she was informed she would not be allowed back into Israel after being expelled following her attempt to run the Gaza blockade on a protest ship.
The high court ruling Monday cleared the way for her deportation.


Updated : 2021-10-29 00:31 GMT+08:00