Israel accuses head of human rights group of anti-Israel activities, orders him to leave

Unless a last-minute appeal is successful, Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch, will be forced to leave here Thursday as Israel puts into practice a recent amendment to its immigration laws aimed at fighting supporters of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.
 
Although the new legislation has already been applied to BDS activists seeking to enter the country, this is the first time Israel is applying the law against a person already inside. If Shakir is expelled, critics argue that it places Israel in a highly undesirable group of nations that have banned human rights activists.
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