Israeli Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Expelling Human Rights Watch Official

HeadlineNov 06, 2019
H9 israel supreme court expels human rights watch omar shakir

The Israeli Supreme Court has ruled the government has the right to expel the head of Human Rights Watch’s Israel and Palestine office. Omar Shakir is a U.S. citizen. Israel has accused him of supporting the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which aims to pressure Israel over its treatment of Palestinians. A 2017 Israeli law bans foreigners from Israel if they publicly support the BDS movement.

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