April 17, 2012
‘Fly-in’ activists draw swastika in holding cell
Two activists who arrived in Israel as part of the pro-Palestinian “fly-in” protest drew a large swastika on the wall of their holding cell.
The activists, who were deported Monday, were from France and Spain.
The swastika was drawn two days before the country marks Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day.
A picture of the swastika will be distributed to the foreign media by Israel’s Foreign Ministry, the Immigration Authority told Ynet.
Israel detained 79 activists at Ben Gurion Airport and prevented them from entering the country. Twenty-one of the activists have been returned to their point of origin. More than 50 French activists have refused to be returned home. Deportation measures are in effect to forcibly remove them from the country.