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Lufthansa refuses to take pro-Palestinian activists to Israel

Other News Materials 8 July 2011 15:34
German airline Lufthansa confirmed Friday that it was obeying an Israeli government ban against transporting named pro-Palestinian activists to Tel Aviv.
Lufthansa refuses to take pro-Palestinian activists to Israel

German airline Lufthansa confirmed Friday that it was obeying an Israeli government ban against transporting named pro-Palestinian activists to Tel Aviv, DPA reported.

"There is an obligation to obey immigration laws and regulatory directives of destination countries," said a spokesman at Lufthansa's head office in Frankfurt.

"We can confirm that Lufthansa passengers are on the Israeli authorities' list, but we can't make detailed passenger data public."

Israel earlier disclosed that it had banned the Fly-In activists from entering its soil, triggering protests by rejected passengers at check-in counters in Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

"Whether Lufthansa customers were among the protesters I could not say," the spokesman said.

Frankfurt international airport officials said they had not noticed any protests in their terminals.

The Fly-In campaign alleged one passenger had been refused passage by Lufthansa from Germany.

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