- Published on Friday, 27 April 2012 09:33
A member of the Welcome to Palestine campaign group and the Scottish Palestine Solidarity, Joy Cherkaoui, 56, was released on Wednesday after spending four days in an Israeli jail following her attempt to enter Palestine to join thousands in solidarity.
The day of her arrest coincided with the mass hunger strike by Palestinian detainees, so she joined them for the four days in which she was detained.
This is Joy´s second time in an Israeli jail in less than a year, after she attempted to fly in last year with a group of people to build a school in Palestine, but was immediately arrested upon landing and taken to Givon prison for one week.
Mick Napier, chair of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, spoke to Joy when she arrived back to Scotland
“Joy wanted to travel peacefully and unobtrusively to Palestine. She was allowed on the aircraft out on Sunday but I was denied."
Mick claimed he was just one of 994 people on a blacklist handed to airlines by Israel on Welcome to Palestine campaign day. Mick stated “We will campaign to take British airports back from Israeli control.”