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Israeli prosecutor bans academic travel of West Bank professor

12:00 Jun 25 2011 Nablus

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NABLUS (PIC) 25 June -- The Israeli Public Prosecutor has informed the HaMoked rights group that a West Bank professor has been denied permission to leave the occupied Palestinian territories to join a media conference in Qatar. Al-Najah University professor Dr. Farid Abu Dhaheir said in a statement after HaMoked informed him of the decision that he was said to have "posed a threat" to Israeli security, adding that the grounds for the decision were "laughable." The professor explained that he planned on travelling to Qatar to join a conference staged by UNESCO and the World Conference of Science Journalism on June 26 to share the Palestinians’ experience in science journalism.
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