Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan has slammed Israel’s arbitrary travel restrictions on the prominent Palestinian human rights defender and ‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’ (BDS) co-founder, Omar Barghouti. The party’s Middle East spokesperson said:“Omar Barghouti is an internationally renowned human rights advocate who works tirelessly to hold Israel accountable for human rights and international law violations. “Omar has been the subject of numerous threats and acts of harassment for a number of years. In 2016, an Israeli minister called for ‘targeted civil eliminations’ of BDS leaders with the help of Israeli intelligence. “Sinn Féin condemns these Israeli actions and call on them to immediately lift the travel ban and cease their relentless campaign of harassment on Omar Barghouti.