Occupied Jerusalem, 14 Jumadil Akhir 1438/13 March 2017 (MINA) – The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) banned the chairman of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) from entering Israel, days after the Knesset passed a law to bar supporters of the boycott campaign.
PSC chair, Hugh Lanning, has been denied entry into Israel, raising the likelihood he is the first high profile figure to fall foul of the Knesset law, he Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.
Lanning was recently honored at the Palestinians Abroad Conference, held in Istanbul on February 25 and 26.
Analysts attributed the ban to PSC’s support for the BDS campaign.
Last week, the Israeli Parliament passed controversial legislation that would bar supporters of boycott campaigns as well as individuals who are part of boycott organizations from entering Israel.(T/R04/RS5)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)