A Palestinian man has his identity checked by Israeli border police patrolling the streets of the West Bank city of Hebron on January 5, 2016. AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA
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The Palestinian leadership on Wednesday demanded the Greek government act after two Arab passengers were expelled from an Israel-bound flight, saying the decision to remove the pair was "reminiscent" of apartheid.Two Arab passengers with Israeli documents were forced off an Aegean Airlines flight before it set off from Athens on Sunday after Israeli Jews protested about their presence.After an initial complaint by passengers, the pair's documents were checked again by Greek security but no issues were found.However by this stage the protest had escalated, with dozens of passengers refusing to take off until the men were removed from the plane.Israeli media identified the two as an Israeli Arab and a Palestinian, saying the protesting passengers were Jewish.
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