Omar Shakir describes the decision as politically motivated, after Israel’s government accused him of supporting the BDS movement…
Published on MEE, Nov 5, 2019
Israel’s highest court on Tuesday ordered the deportation of Omar Shakir, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) campaigner on Israel and Palestine, after the government accused him of supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
The order came after an appeal lodged by HRW against a previous judgement made by another court to support Israel’s decision to deport Shakir was rejected.
In its judgement, the supreme court said that Israel’s interior ministry had not made the wrong decision when it decided against renewing Shakir’s visa.
Breaking: Israeli Supreme Court upholds my deportation over my rights advocacy. Decision now shifts back to Israeli gov; if it proceeds, I have 20 days to leave & it’ll join ranks of Iran, N Korea & Egypt in blocking access for @hrw official. We wont stop. And we wont be the last https://t.co/Wf4FAyK2Qk
— Omar Shakir (@OmarSShakir) November 5, 2019