Gaza Strip, (Pal Telegraph)-Israeli authorities decided to deport all peace activists who were on the board of the French ship “dignity” that was fully seized by Israeli navy yesterday.
According to Israeli radio, Israel announced today the deportation of 16 participants to their home countries after being investigated by the immigration unit of the Israeli Ministry of Interior.
Over 150 Israeli soldiers participated yesterday in surrounding and preventing the ship from reaching the coasts of Gaza Strip.
The scene took place without clashes or causalities that refuted Israeli claims of violent intention by flotilla activists.
The French ship “dignity”, part of the Freedom Flotilla 2, was carrying humanitarian aids and international activists from different European states and was seeking to break the Israeli naval blockade imposed for more than five years.
(networkedblogs.com / 20.07.2011)