ISRAEL KEEPS CLAMP DOWN ON PEACEFUL RESISTANCE

PLO Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi denounced the state of Israel for deporting head of the Palestinian Federation of Chile Anwar Makhlouf, who is well known for his activism in the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. “The deportation of Mr. Makhlouf, who is committed to BDS, a legitimate form of nonviolent and peaceful resistance, is a blatant and crude exercise of power and a form of political siege.” Makhlouf “was leading an annual delegation to familiarize Chileans of Palestinian descent with Palestine, and to celebrate Easter in the Holy Land,” when Israeli authorities decided to deport him.
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