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13 'flytilla' activists to be returned to ports of origin
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April 15, 2012 15:41

The Interior Ministry said Sunday that 13 of the "flytilla" activists who flew to Israel from Portugal, Canada, Switzerland and France are being returned to their ports of origin.

A further 27 French activists are being held in custody until their return flight. All have been questioned, a ministry spokeswoman said.



The activists want to draw attention to Israel’s practice of barring foreigners it believes could cause trouble by engaging in pro-Palestinian activities during their visit.

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