JERUSALEM (AP) — Police say hundreds of officers are deployed at Israel’s main airport to detain activists flying in to protest Israel’s occupation of Palestinian areas.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said early Sunday that no one had been taken into custody. He said hundreds of activists are expected to arrive.
Israel is nervous about a large influx of protesters, following deadly run-ins with such activists in the past.
Israeli says it will deport those who arrive.
The fly-in’s effect has been diluted by airlines that canceled the reservations of known activists under pressure from Israel.
Campaign organizer Amira Musallam said she still expected hundreds from around the world will come.
The protest is meant to draw attention to how Israel controls access into Palestinian areas.