Gaza flotilla activist Dror Feiler barred from entering Israel

Dror Feiler on board MS Sofia in May 2010, en route to the Gaza Strip. Credit: Pieter Kuiper via Wikimedia Commons.

( The administrative court in Jerusalem approved the decision of Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar to ban radical left-wing activist Dror Feiler from entering Israel after he made a request to visit his 90-year-old mother, Israel Hayom reported.

Feiler, a Swedish citizen who renounced his Israeli citizenship, has taken part in three flotillas, including the Mavi Marmara, which tried to break the blockade on Gaza in 2010. After the incident, he was banned from Israel for 10 years.

In 2004, Feiler and his wife created an exhibit called “Snow White and the Madness of Truth” at Stockholm’s Museum of National Antiquities, which showed a sailboat floating in a basin of red water, symbolizing blood. On the boat was the image of a female suicide bomber Hanadi Jaradat, who murdered 21 Israelis in an October 2003 attack in Haifa.

Jerusalem District Attorney Nadav Binenbaum proved that Feiler’s mother had visited Sweden four months prior to the plea, and flew abroad six times in the last five years, indicating that Feiler can see his mother outside Israel.

Posted on July 4, 2014 .