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Thursday, February 12, 2004

Planeloads of Israelis to go to the Hague

JPost: Amidst Israel's formal preparations for the International Court of justice's hearings on the security fence, a private committee is offering Israelis cheap tickets to The Hague, with the purpose of sending planeloads of demonstrators to the legal proceedings.

The committee, a non-profit organization by the name of "Civil Coalition", announced it intentions of forming a group of hundreds of Israelis to attend the mass demonstrations outside the court.

"On Wednesday, a day our story was published in the Yediot Ahronot daily, our phone system was flooded with over 500 calls from Israelis eager to participate," committee chairman Ervin Shahar told the Jerusalem Post. "We are now considering to expand the program so all those who want to go and protest will have the opportunity of doing so."