(ANSAmed) – TEL AVIV, APRIL 1 – The conductor of a Palestinian youth orchestra from Jenin, who ten days ago irritated local authorities by performing with her orchestra in Israel for some survivors of the Shoah, has been detained and expelled from the West Bank, Israeli online press sites report today.
The musician, Wafa Yunis, an Israeli Arab, was detained this morning in a refugee camp in Jenin, where the orchestra she helped found while giving classes is based. Three armed men took her away and told her she would be expelled from the West Bank and accompanied to the Israeli border.
Wafa Yunis’s orchestra played a few days ago in the Israeli town of Holon, during a small local event supported by pacifists and a philanthropic businesswoman. The group performed in front of a few dozen people including ten elderly women, survivors of the Holocaust. The Jenin-based leaders of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) protested against the performance.