Tuesday, Oct. 22
Latest News
  1. Palestinian goverment: 26 million in development of ministries
  2. Rudeineh: Washington us unable to achieve anything by itself
  3. US: “No plan for unilateral annexation by Israel of the West Bank"
  4. Cluster of incendiary balloons land in southern Israel
  5. Palestinian FM condemns Germany's vote to define BDS as 'anti-Semitic'
  6. Israeli forces forcibly evict Muslim worshipers from Al-Aqsa
  7. Israeli forces detain 14-year-old Palestinian near Ramallah
  8. Erekat: Deviation from peace terms of reference doomed to fail
  9. Iceland's Hatari shocks Eurovision with Palestinian flags
  10. UNRWA: 4 Palestinian children killed in attack on Syria refugee camp

Center: Israel denies British volunteers entry to West Bank

March 5, 2011 2:26 P.M. (Updated: March 6, 2011 5:56 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities on Friday prevented a group of British volunteers from entering the West Bank, a peace group due to host the delegation said.

Israeli officers stopped a delegation of 12 Scottish Youth Initiative volunteers on the Jordanian border with the West Bank. The volunteers were interrogated for seven hours before Israeli officials denied them entry, the HAYAT Center for Civil Society Development said.

The group was due to participate in a one-week youth exchange program between the West Bank city of Nablus and its twin city Dundee.

The visit was organized by the Nablus-Dundee twinning association, which expressed its deep disappointment.

The HAYAT center, due to host the group, also condemned the Israeli decision.

The center said the young Brits were scheduled to visit local associations, the An-Najah University, Balata refugee camp and the municipality's youth and sport department.

Various activities had been organized for the visitors, including tree-planting, football matches with the Balata camp team and volunteering in local schools, the center added.

Most Read
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015