The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) denounces the illegal and undemocratic act of the Airport Police in Tel Aviv against comrade Alexandra Liberi who was legally travelling with all the necessary travelling documents to Palestine.
Sister Alexandra Liberi as a Journalist was yesterday Saturday 13th June, in a mission of WFTU in Ramallah of Palestine to participate with other WFTU representatives in a seminar of the WFTU for the IT and Internet training of young trade unionists.
Upon arrival to the airport of Tel Aviv she was arrested from the airport security under the justification that “WFTU is putting in danger the safety of the State of Israel”. A team of 15 policemen and one women was trying to terrorize and intimidate her with threats and verbal abuse, they made efforts to apply physical checking on her and take away trade union documents and materials of the WFTU.
She was kept in the Security of the Airport for 11 hours and when she was escorted and boarded against her will in an airplane and send away from Israel. Under escort from Israel though Istanbul until Athens she return on Sunday a few hours ago in Athens, Greece.
This incident is another cause for the International Trade Union Movement to denounce yet again loud and clear with all means possible:
– the undemocratic and illegal practices of the Governments of Israel
– to strenghten our internationalist solidarity with the heroic struggle of the Palestinian people
– to demand from the International Organizations that the International laws will be applied everywhere without exceptions.
Dear brothers and sisters, fellow workers,
We the members and friends of the WFTU celebrate this year the 70th Anniversary since the foundation of the WFTU and we announce once again that we are proud for our solidarity with the Palestinian people, with all the Arab Workers. Such practices of the Israeli government will not intimitade us, will not stop us. On the contrary they make us more strong and they show us we are on the right way.
We continue the struggle. We strengthen our internationalism.
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