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Israel upholds ban on US student refused entry for 10 days

JERUSALEM: An Israeli court on Friday upheld a ban on a US student refused entry and held for 10 days over her alleged support for a pro-Palestinian boycott campaign. Lara Alqasem's case has been one of the most high profile so far under a 2017 Israeli law barring supporters of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. In its ruling, the court rejected Alqasem's appeal against the ban, but did not rule on whether she should be sent home. Alqasem is considering asking the Supreme Court to hear her appeal,…