Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Flotilla activists being deported

The expulsion of activists - including more than 40 Britons - detained during the storming of an aid flotilla heading for the Gaza Strip is under way.

All the 679 detainees taken off the ships during the Israeli military-led action which saw nine civilians killed will be deported within 48 hours, but about 50 will be held for questioning, a statement from the Israeli government said.

Earlier, Foreign Secretary William Hague said 31 British nationals and a further 11 with dual nationality were known to have been detained after the seizure of the vessels as they attempted to breach the Israeli blockade of the territory.



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