A US citizen, Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine Director of Human Rights’ Watch was given a week’s delay in his deportation from Israel on Tuesday, the 30th of April. The reason given for his deportation was that he was supporting the boycott of Israel during his time living in the country. The district court cited Shakir’s support on Twitter for Airbnb’s decision to remove postings from Israeli settlements in the West Bank, (which it has since revoked).
- Lord, we pray for those who have the courage to speak about abuses carried out in illegal Israeli settlements. We continue to pray that the Israeli government will value international law and the right to freedom of speech and not use their justice system to stifle them. Lord, in your mercy…hear our prayer.