(MENAFN) Under the pretext of planning to harass the occupation forces, two pro-Palestine Irish activists have been by Israel from entering the occupied West Bank on Friday, Quds Press has reported.
Due to their participation in pro-Palestine solidarity protests, the Israelis claimed that the two in question had been prevented from entering the occupied Palestinian territories as the activists arrived at Ben Gurion Airport along with 25 colleagues, they underwent the usual litany of security checks.
According to Haaretz, the whole group of activists was accused of planning to harass the Israeli occupation forces through their participation in pro-Palestine activities. Nevertheless, all were permitted to enter occupied Palestine apart from the two with the record of being banned.
Quds Press noted that, based solely on media reports, the number of foreign activists who have been stopped from entering the occupied Palestinian territories by Israel has increased nine-fold in the past five years.