'Flotilla activists' credit cards used'

'Guardian' cites bank statements; Israel: Register a complaint.

June 19, 2010 13:22
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IDF soldiers have used credit cards confiscated from international activists following the recent raid on the Gaza flotilla, The Guardian reported Friday.

According to the report, the cards were confiscated along with much of the activists’ possessions when they were taken into custody by Israeli authorities.

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Two activists presented the newspaper with bank statements showing that the cards had been used to purchase merchandise following their confiscation.

"We were held hostage, we were attacked, and now there's been theft,” Ebrahim Musaji of Gloucester said. “If the police confiscate your goods in the UK, they're not going to use your goods and think they can get away with it."

Israel’s embassy in London encouraged the activists to submit a formal complaint.

"We regard any misconduct as described in Mr Musaji's allegations to be utterly unacceptable and intolerable, and suggest waiting until this subject matter is clarified," a spokeswoman said.

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