Hoping 3rd time's the charm: Pro-Palestinian 'activists' try through Jordan
[Jerusalem Post] In third Welcome to Paleostine initiative, over 100 activists will attempt to cross into the West Bank via Allenby Bridge.
Some 100 pro-Paleostinian activists, mostly from Europe, will seek entry into Israel from Jordan via the Allenby Bridge on Sunday.
It is the third Welcome to Paleostine initiative in which activists protest Israel's policy of banning visitors it believes could cause public disorder.
Pro-Paleostinian protesters believe that Israel applies the ban too broadly to include political ideology. The activists said they want to spend a week in the West Bank engaged in peaceful activities. Upon arrival at the bridge they plan to tell Israeli officials that they have come to visit Paleostine.
In July 2011 and again in April 2012, activists from the Welcome to Paleostine initiative held a protest to highlight that issue, in which activists -- mostly from Europe -- flew into Ben-Gurion Airport on the same day.
When Israel complained that it was an inappropriate venue, they shifted to the Allenby Bridge.
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