Israeli pro-Palestinian activist Jeff Halper was arrested in Sderot on Tuesday for illegally entering Hamas-ruled Gaza, police said.
Halper reached Gazan shores on Saturday with dozens of Free Gaza Movement activists on two boats aimed at “breaking the siege” of the Strip.
Halper, who also heads the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions, crossed into Israel via the Erez border crossing, police said.
He was questioned at Sderot’s police station, and will be charged for violating the IDF’s Southern Command Front order which forbids Israeli citizens from entering Palestinian areas without permission, a Lachish police spokesman said.
“Halper will be taken to court tomorrow,” the spokesman said.
No doubt he didn’t plan on showing solidarity with the besieged people of Sderot while he was there.
He just better hope he gets out of there before the next Qassam attack. After all, there is a lot of Jeff Halper. He’s not that easy to miss.
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