An Israeli court on Wednesday decided to expel the director of Human Rights Watch office in Palestine.
The decision to expel Omar Shaker, director of Human Rights Watch’s Palestine office, came after he was accused of carrying out activities in the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement.
He was given 20 days to appeal the decision or leave the country, al-Sharq al-Awsat reported.
The court rejected the objections of Shaker and a number of Israeli peace activists, who accused the Israeli occupation government of “compromising the work of the international organisation in safeguarding human rights.”
The organisation’s director-general, Kenneth Roth, said that “Israel” is part of number of countries known for suppressing human rights and fighting the activities of his organisation.
“The Government of Israel is expelling Omar Shaker as part of its repressive measures to silence human rights organisations, and to prevent the Israeli public from knowing what practices are going on around them,” he said.