Israeli Court Halts Expulsion of Senior Human Rights Watch Official

Israel issued a deportation order against Omar Shakir, accusing him of being involved in the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement

Noa Landau
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The Jerusalem District Court issued an injuction on Wednesday, temporarily halting the deportation order against senior Human Rights Watch official Omar Shakir.

Israel ordered the deportation of Shakir, the local director of Human Rights Watch, citing his alleged anti-Israel activities and involvement in the BDS movement. Shakir rejects the accusations.