RAMALLAH, July 6 (JMCC) - Numerous Israeli agencies are gearing up to meet hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists planning to fly into Tel Aviv Friday.
Airlines are being asked not to board identified activists, police will accompany flights and meet them in a special holding area, and officials will detain and deny entry to those deemed a security risk, reports Ynet
All passengers will be checked in advance for potential to cause provocations. Activists identified as such will be personally escorted out of the planes. Police plan to place officers on all aircraft.
One mustn't forget that these activists are not armed, a police source said. The officers were instructed to prevent all provocations and will clear the rioters in an orderly fashion.
Meanwhile, airlines are preparing for the possibility that dozens or perhaps hundreds of European passengers will be detained at the airport before deportation. It's possible that the foreign airlines will ban the passengers from flying back with them because of their violent potential, one source at the aviation industry said.
Activists say they are merely seeking to visit Palestinians in the occupied territories, and the only way to do so is through Israeli ports of entry.