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Israel bans Palestinian activist from travel

Israel bans Palestinian activist from travel

Israel's Supreme Court has banned a Palestinian human rights activist from traveling to Amsterdam to receive a prize.
Shawan Jabarin, director of Palestinian human rights organization al-Haq, hoped to travel to the Netherlands Friday to receive the "Geuzenpenning Prize," a human rights prize, on behalf of his organization.
But spokeswoman Ayelet Filo says the court ruled there was "real evidence that he is involved with terror organizations, and therefore he will not be allowed to leave for security concerns."
Geuzen Resistance Foundation spokeswoman Edith Kwakernaak said Tuesday the organization was "shocked and disappointed."
"Freedom of movement is a human right, too," she said. "It's a shame that he can be held prisoner in this way."


Updated : 2021-05-17 06:53 GMT+08:00