Israel detains FL student with Palestinian ancestry at border, as Rep. Wasserman Schultz affirms Israel’s right to deport BDS supporters

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Floridian Lara Alqasem, 22, has a visa to study for a master’s degree at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem but was detained at the Israeli border Tuesday and Israel seeks to deport her as a BDS activist. She was also “asked about her ethnicity and the names of her father and grandfather,” both of whom are Palestinian. Her congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s first thought is to defend Israel, though she is looking into the case.

Source: Israel detains FL student with Palestinian ancestry at border, as Rep. Wasserman Schultz affirms Israel’s right to deport BDS supporters

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