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Michael Moore has claimed that a Palestinian Oscar nominee was detained at the airport by officials who did not believe he was genuinely invited to the ceremony.

Writing on his Twitter page, Moore alleged that Emad Burnat - who is nominated for his documentary 5 Broken Cameras - was held at Los Angeles airport with his family for over an hour.

"Emad Burnat, Palestinian director of Oscar nominated '5 Broken Cameras' was held tonight by immigration at Lax as he landed to attend Oscars," Moore wrote, adding: "Emad, his wife & 8-yr old son were placed in a holding area and told they didn't have the proper invitation on them to attend the Oscars."

Moore explained that Burnat had displayed his invitation to the ceremony but added: "That wasn't good enough & he was threatened with being sent back to Palestine.

"Apparently the Immigration & Customs officers couldn't understand how a Palestinian could be an Oscar nominee. »


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