Next flytilla to arrive through Jordan

Four months after the last “flytilla” to Ben Gurion Airport, organizers of the Welcome to Palestine campaign are gearing up for another round of fly-ins, scheduled to take place at the end of this month.

The next round is slated to begin on Aug. 24, and will be different from previous fly-ins, organizers said.

The pro-Palestinian activists’ plan is to fly into the Jordanian capital of Amman mainly from France, but also from other countries. They then plan to tour refugee camps before heading to Allenby Crossing, where they will request to pass into the Palestinian Authority.

“Last time, the Israeli government claimed that we were provocateurs trying to stir up trouble,” said Jack Neno, one of the campaign organizers, “and therefore this time we decided to have the activists enter the Palestinian Authority through the Allenby Crossing — in order to prove that the people only want to come and express solidarity with the Palestinians.” —