Activists flown out; ambulance planes land in Turkey

June 3, 2010 01:01

All remaining pro-Palestinians activists from the aid ships were sent to Ben-Gurion airport to be deported late Wednesday. Three ambulance planes heading to Turkey were the first to take off and land in Ankara, with four other planes ready to embark, Israeli officials said.

In all, 527 activists were being deported by air, Interior ministry spokeswoman Sabine Haddad said, and seven wounded activists were remaining behind in Israeli hospitals.

About a dozen female activists scuffled with security officers at the airport but were quickly subdued by authorities, Israeli officials said. Officials said no charges would be filed and the women were to be deported as planned.

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