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A Palestinian teenager admitted to Harvard says he has been denied entry to the US after officials objected to his friends‘ social media posts.

Ismail Ajjawi, who lives in Lebanon, says he was questioned for hours after arriving at Boston’s airport on Friday.

Mr Ajjawi, 17, says his visa was cancelled after immigration officials searched his phone and laptop.

Despite his protests that he had nothing to do with the posts, he was found „inadmissible“ to the US.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spokesperson Michael McCarthy says the decision was made „based on information discovered during the CBP inspection“.

I would like to apologize in advance for anything I may say here which contributes to anyone’s being deported from anywhere.

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