Israel Interrogates, Deports U.S. Citizens: Pro-Palestinian Group


NBC News Covers Israeli Entry Denials

The activists were trying to “gain a better understanding of the situation on the ground,” according to the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, which describes itself as a national coalition working for Palestinian rights.

“Upon their arrival [on July 17], a U.S. campaign staffer and four other members of the group — all carrying U.S. passports — were interrogated by Israeli border police about their backgrounds and political involvement,” a statement issued by the organization Tuesday said……

“The woman interrogating me called me a terrorist in the main waiting area … where there were plenty of people around, accusing me of coming to do bombings and threatening to tell the U.S. government this,” Ramah Kudaimi, the group’s director of grassroots organizing, was quoted as saying in the statement.

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