New entry requirement to Israel

Israel forces tourist to pledge to avoid pro-Palestinian activities as condition for entry

Haaretz: A 30-year-old Swedish tourist was forced to sign an ‘obligation form,’ written in broken English, when she tried to cross the border into Israel from Sinai.

Israel’s Interior Ministry last week refused to allow a Swedish tourist to enter the country unless she signed a document committing her to avoid any contact with “members of pro-Palestinian organizations”.

Anna Pgereld, a 30-year-old Swedish woman who is five-months pregnant, arrived at the Taba border crossing near Eilat around noon on Tuesday with a Norwegian friend, and was immediately singled out for questioning.

 

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Categories: Asia, Israel, Middle East, Palestine

2 replies

  1. I think they have the right to get this commitment from visitors that they will not support anti state elements in their country.

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