WATCH: Why Did Israel Kick Out BDS Human Rights ‘Activist’?

Illustration: Omar Shakir, Screenshot (Boomerang's YouTube Weekly J&S Report 01:33)

In its weekly video report, the activist group Boomerang — Fighting for Israel responded to the international condemnation of Israel over the deportation of Omar Shakir — Human Rights Watch (HRW) Israel-Palestine Director. Shakir was forced to leave Israel after Israeli Supreme Court President Esther Hayut denied his appeal of a Lower Court’s decision rescinding his work visa.

Shakir, a foreign human rights official working in Israel, has repeatedly called for boycotts against Israel. As reported by NGO Monitor, “Shakir has been a consistent supporter of a one-state framework and advocate for BDS (boycotts, divestment, sanctions) campaigns, fitting the longstanding HRW practice of hiring anti-Israel activists to serve in key positions relating to Israel.”

Click here to view other reports in this ongoing series, Boomerang: The Weekly Judea & Samaria Report​ in The Jerusalem Herald.

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