Israel’s ban on South African model is straight from the aparthei

The idea for the trip materialised a month ago after Naidoo copied and pasted anti-Palestinian propaganda on her Instagram account to defend Israel’s violent response to the Great Return March in the Gaza Strip.

Following a massive backlash, Naidoo deleted the posts and issued an apology. On June 20, she announced her intention to educate herself about the reality of the Israeli occupation by going on a self-funded educational tour of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).  

Naidoo visited Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan on Tuesday, and then proceeded to the Allenby Border in Jordan to enter the occupied West Bank. After two hours of interrogation by Israeli security, and what Naidoo calls “mental warfare”, she was denied entry and banned for a decade.

The reason – according to…

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