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Journalist Ewa Jasiewicz Barred From Israel

Journalist Ewa Jasiewicz Barred From Entering Israel

Ewa Jasiewicz, Journalist and human rights activist from Great Britain has been barred from entering Israel and was detained yesterday at Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport by security authorities. An injunction on her deportation was obtained and a judge will determine a hearing date on Sunday, August 15.

Ewa is a freelance journalist and writer who has also worked as a human rights activist in Palestine and Iraq. She has worked with women's organizations and workers unions. Two years ago in Nablus, Ewa witnessed the killing of a young boy by the Israeli Army.

In September of 2002, Ewa was one of five internationals who witness the gunning down of 14 year-old Baha Al-Bahsh in Nablus by an Israeli soldier who took aim from an APC. She spoke of her witness to the press before she left the West Bank and returned to her country.

Palestinian rights activist Adam Wilson was also detained at Ben Gurion Airport on Thursday morning, August 12th. He was initially sentenced to be deported on Friday, August 13th. However, an injunction has been placed on his deportation, and he currently has a hearing set for Monday, August 16 at 9:00am. Wilson, 28, is a union organizer from New Orleans and is active in New Orleans Palestine Solidarity, a local human rights group.

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