Israeli authorities detain 480 activists

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Jerusalem, June 1 (ANI): Israeli authorities have detained 480 passengers from the Gaza-bound flotilla which was raided by Israeli forces.

According to the Jerusalem Post, the authorities will decide which activists will be deported and which will be detained.

According to Israel Radio, most of the detainees were slated for deportation.

Early Tuesday morning, 48 of the detainees were transferred to Ben Gurion International Airport for deportation to their countries of residence.

Among the detainees is the Islamic Movement's Northern branch leader, Sheikh Raed Salah, according to Israel Radio.

Salah was said to have been injured in the Monday raid, but the reports turned out to be false.

Arab MK Haneen Zoabi had been detained, but was released after she was questioned by authorities. (ANI)

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