Last week from Israel were deported 24-year-old Chilean citizen, of Palestinian origin Omar Salaam. Wrote a Chilean website Emol, Salaam was questioned for 18 hours, and then expelled from the country.
This Chilean citizen, according to the official notification has been sent by reason of providing false information and unwillingness to cooperate with immigrations at the airport named after Ben Gurion.
During the interrogation, Salaam said that he flew to Israel to visit their relative and friends in Beit-Djalle (village between Jerusalem and Beit Lehem).
According to him, during interrogation, the investigators tested how he is loyal to Israel and find out whether it is an activist movement BDS («Boycott, divestment, sanctions» against Israel).
Thursday, June 15, the government of Chile expressed its dissatisfaction with the fact that the Israeli authorities refused entry to Omar Salaam. The note was handed over to the Israeli Embassy in Santiago. A notification has been sent to the media by the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Chile.
On the website palestinalibre.org you can find the details on the incident with Omar Salaam, a graduate of the law faculty of the University Diego portales. He graduated from the University in January this year and decided to travel for six months. Within three months salame visited Israel and the Palestinian authority. Then visited Turkey, Sweden, Germany and Greece. Then again decided to come to Israel, «to say goodbye to friends.» On 1 July he was planning to travel to Jordan. 6 Jun Salam arrived in Israel on flight of the airline «El al» from Athens. At passport control, the Chilean was detained for questioning, during which, in particular, he was shown pictures where he was among the participants in anti-Israeli demonstrations.
We will remind that in April of this year the Israeli authorities have closed entry into the country for Anuar Majluf, Executive Director of the Palestinian Federation of Chile and the activist of the BDS movement, calling for a boycott of the Jewish state. The Ministry of security and strategic planning released in connection with this incident a statement which said that Majluf has publicly called for a boycott of Israel and sabotaging the development of bilateral relations between the Jewish state and Chile in the field of economy and trade.