Tunisian appellate court cancels Jerusalem flights

Tunisia court rejects appeal against earlier ruling cancelling two flights to Jerusalem

Tunisian appellate court cancels Jerusalem flights

World Bulletin / News Desk

 An appellate court in Tunisia’s eastern Sousse province on Monday threw out an appeal lodged by a travel agency against a previous decision by a lower court cancelling two flights to Jerusalem.

A Tunisian court on March 20 had issued a ruling cancelling two Tunisia-Jerusalem flights and allowing the local authorities to suspend passengers’ travelling procedures if deemed necessary.

The Arab Tunisian Association for Imperialism and Zionism Resistance – also known as “Kawem”, or “resistance” in Arabic –had earlier filed a lawsuit against the Sousse-based travel agency, accusing it of “normalizing with Israel” after it organized two flights to Jerusalem.

The lawsuit was supported by a number of local civil society associations, which cited the introduction of Tunisia’s constitution.

The introduction of the constitution – which expresses support for the Palestinian people and the Palestinian national cause – is binding by virtue of chapter 145 of the national charter. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Haziran 2015, 14:21