Israel deports Gaza aid activists to Jordan

Written by: Devaki
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Amman, Jun 2: The group of 124 activists freed by Israel arrived in Jordan at the King Hussein border crossing on Wednesday, Jun 2. Israel freed the activists as international pressure mounted for a full investigation of the incident.

The freed activists told the media that they were 'savagely treated' by the Israeli officials.

“I was beaten while I was handcuffed and they prevented me from going to the water closet for 24 hours," said Walid Tabtabai, the Kuwaiti lawmaker. “The attack on the flotilla has revealed the ugly face of Israel," he said.

Israeli troops informed they had killed nine of the activists during May 31, Monday's operation to capture the six-ship flotilla, which had 682 passengers from 42 countries including Jordan, Kuwait, Yemen, Oman, UAE, Morocco, Algeria, Indonesia, Pakistan, Mauritiana and Azerbaijan.

Pierre Wettach, chief of the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation, said his team was checking on the condition and whereabouts of those wounded and those detained by Israeli authorities.

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