Aharonovitch opposes activists' release
LAST UPDATED: 06/02/2010 19:00
Freeing activists without trial against interior minister's advice.
lieberman aharonovitch Photo: Ariel Jerozolimksi [file]
Interior Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said Wednesday that he had opposed the release of the Gaza flotilla activists.
Talking to Channel 2 news Aharonovitch said "The decision to release the flotilla activists was against my judgment."
decision to release the activists was taken by Prime Minister Netanyahu
on Tuesday and supported by Attorney General Yehuda
Weinstein who wrote a deportation order saying that "keeping them here
would do more damage to the country's vital interests than good."
A number of groups protested the release.
Although a few wounded activists remain in hospital, all others were
released from prison and deported through Ben Gurion over the course of