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PRESS RELEASE: Europe/ Israel /Palestine – Blocking of Pro-Palestinian activists an indictment of Europe

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Europe can no longer claim  a moral high ground.

News that some 200 pro-Palestinian activists have been barred from taking flights to Tel Aviv from Europeis an indictment of European claims to support human rights and freedom.  The activists were to take part in protests at the Isreali regime’s continued violations of human rights against the Palestinian peoples.

Massoud Shadjareh, the chair of IHRC, said:

“The fact that certain European countries including France, are becoming even more vehemantly pro-Zionist and anti-justice, is of no surprise.  The scale of these operations, and their obvious violations of the freedoms Europe claims to champion are yet more evidence that international moral leadership resides in civil society and the Global South, and not the West.”

For more information please contact the Press Office of the IHRC at (+44) 20 8904 4222, or via email at info@ihrc.org. Alternatively, you can call (+44) 7958522196. [ENDS]

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