Tehran, January 7, The Iran Project – Along with the Jewish Israelis’ discrimination against the Palestinian people, two Palestinian passengers were removed from a Greek airline flight following the pressure by a group of Jewish Israeli passengers.
Following the incident, Greek Aegean airlines sent a letter to the PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat on Wednesday, apologized for the forced removal of two Palestinians from a flight and expressed “greatest regret”.
The letter further explained that a group of Jewish Israelis pressured cabin crew earlier this week to force two Palestinians passenger to disembark.
Palestinian resources also said that PLO Secretary-General in response expressed “outrage” at the “discrimination and prejudice at the hands of the Aegean cabin crew.”
Erekat also announced that the move was reminiscent of apartheid-era South Africa, adding “we call upon the Greek government to take strong action against this racist act.”
Along with the Israeli massive arrest campaign, Israeli forces stormed the International Committee of the Red Cross headquarters in East al-Quds on Wednesday, detaining at least six Palestinian activists.
A spokesperson for a local prisoners’ committee told that Israeli forces raided the office, detaining six young Palestinian activists who staged a sit-in on the site.
He said that they started the move the days earlier to protest the decision by Israeli authorities to deport them from East-al Quds for six month under the alleged security reasons.
An ICRC spokesperson Nadia Dibsy told Ma’an News Agency that that the ICRC “does not enjoy any diplomatic immunity to help prevent such a detention raid.”
Meanwhile Hundreds of Palestinians staged a rally on Wednesday in the West Bank to hold the funeral procession of a 17-year-old Palestinian killed by Israeli forces a day earlier. Israeli forces shot dead the Palestinian whom they alleged had attempted to attack an Israeli soldier. Palestinian resources also announced that he was left to bleed to death and received no medical treatment.
Israeli forces also demolished several homes in East al-Quds on Wednesday, leaving 25 Palestinians homeless. Locals said that the Israeli vehicles and bulldozers demolished five homes and agricultural structure in the early Wednesday.