Israel deports Nobel peace laureate
Nobel peace laureate and activist Mairead Maguire was deported from Israel on Tuesday after losing an appeal against an entry ban, an Israeli official said. The deportation of the Northern Irish activist came hours after she lost an appeal to the Israeli Supreme Court to prevent an earlier legal decision to expel her.
The 66-year-old arrived in Israel last week but was denied entry because she had been deported in June for trying to reach the Gaza Strip.
During Monday's appeal, Maguire said she was not aware of the ban on her entering Israel. In their ruling, the three justices wrote: "Maguire knew about the expulsion order against her... in which it explicitly states she would be refused entry to Israel."