Flotilla activist weilding knife 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The Mavi Marmara, docked at Ashdod on Monday evening and the process of removing the remaining activists has begun.
The Mavi Marmara is the Gaza flotilla ship on which deadly fighting took place, leading to the death of nine activists.
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The 500 activists still on board the ship have been concentrated in its
bows under guard by anti-terror Police and Navy soldiers. The activists
will be asked to identify themselves after which they will be deported
Internal Security Ministry Yitzhak Aharonowitz told Channel 10 news on Monday evening that "so far they have disembarked peacefully and no problems are expected in removing activists". He went on to say that "everyone will be checked by doctors and those who want to leave will be deported, those who don't want to will be arrested."
The soldiers who were beaten are being asked to identify the activists who attacked them and those activists are expected to be put on trial.
Those who refuse to identify will be arrested and sent to
Be'er Sheva prison.
Many wounded activists have been sent to Hadassa where the hospital
management reported many gun shot wounds. The hospitalized activists
were under military police guard.
The remaining five ships docked at Ashdod as requested and have followed