- Mar 6, 2017
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Protest activists from Europe were also present at the Jaffa Gate during the funeral. The World Council of Churches (WCC) “ecumenical accompaniers” were documented at the funeral.
The activists were seen wearing the vests of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), operatives sent to Israel to “monitor” and “report human rights abuses,” the flagship program of the World Council of Churches.
EAPPI has come under fire from an array of pro-Israel groups who have shed light on the EAPPI’s anti-Israel activities, noting that the accompaniers violate the conditions of their tourist visas by harassing IDF soldiers and Israeli residents, and upon their return home, engage in anti-Israel advocacy including promoting BDS boycotts and smearing Israel as an apartheid state.
The organization’s activists regularly take part in disturbances and violent protests within closed military zones and occasionally harm IDF soldiers and police officers.
(full article online)