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AIRLINES have cancelled the tickets of over half of the pro-Palestinian activists planning to take part in a “flytilla” protest scheduled for Sunday, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported early on Sunday morning. The Israeli government sent the airlines a letter warning that the 1,500 or so protesters, who claim they were going to protest against settlement construction in the West Bank, were in fact planning to “disturb the peace and confront security forces at Ben Gurion International Airport and at other points of friction.”

The government’s claims are “simply not true”, a spokesman for the protest told Haaretz, adding that the activists are planning legal action against the airlines for “bowing to Israeli pressure”.

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