Israel revokes HRW country director’s work permit over claims of BDS support
MEE staff | Tuesday 8 May 2018
Israeli authorities have revoked the work permit of international NGO Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) Israel and Palestine director, giving him two weeks to leave the country, the organisation said on Tuesday.
Omar Shakir, who has been working for HRW in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory since April 2017, saw the American NGO expert’s permit revoked on Monday over his alleged support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. (...)