(JNS.org) Israel and Jordan prevented around 100 pro-Palestinian activists from entering the West Bank at the Allenby Bridge border crossing on Sunday, Israel Hayom reported.
Traveling on buses, the activists claim they were attempting to deliver school supplies to Palestinian students in Bethlehem.
However, the Israeli Ministry of Defense described the activists as “provocateurs and known troublemakers” and the event as a “failed publicity student.” The ministry said that there are no restrictions on delivering school supplies to Palestinian students and that they are other options to do so.
This event is the latest in a series of attempts by pro-Palestinian activists to enter Israel. Last spring activists attempted a “flightilla” to board planes and fly to Israel, but most were prevented from boarding in their country of origin.