Police at Ben Gurion Airport 311 (R).
(photo credit: Nir Elias/Reuters)
people who were detained following attempts to enter Israel as part of a
campaign called "Welcome to Palestine" - dubbed "Flightilla" by the
Israeli media - were deported back to Europe on Sunday.The remainder of those being held in Israeli prisons pending deportation were expected to be sent home in the near future.
The detainees, Germans, Belgians and a French citizen were put onto a flight operated by German airliner Lufthansa, Israel Radio reported.
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As of Saturday, 124 pro-Palestinian activists were being held in several
prisons. Neither the police nor the activists could say how many had
agreed to be put on planes back home and how many were refusing to sign
papers agreeing to be deported.
The group is made up of 76 women and 48 men, including activists from
the US, Spain, Belgium, France and the Netherlands. Some of them are
being held in Givon prison in Ramle and others in Ela prison in
Tovah Lazaroff contributed to this report