June 1st, 2010
05:33 PM ET

Interactive: Israeli raid draws global protest

CNN Wire Staff

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All foreigners who had been aboard a flotilla stormed Monday by Israeli soldiers will be released within 48 hours, the Israeli prime minister's office told CNN Tuesday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said that the Interior Minister Eli Yishai has been instructed to deport the detainees immediately.

Yishi said the deportations would start Tuesday night and likely be completed within 48 hours.

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  1. havva

    My heart goes out to the Israelies who are trying to bring peace, and wish to free Gaza. We live in a small world, we need to have respect to all of humanity. One ought not dehumanize another human being, especially historically if they have been dehumanized themselves.

    June 1, 2010 at 9:24 pm |
  2. Sharon

    Ridiculous! Turkey instigated an international incident deliberately!!! The boats were warned to stay away but wanted to create this incident! Israel was 1000% correct in defending themselves against these terrorists!!!!

    June 1, 2010 at 7:23 pm |
  3. Curious

    Who the heck do those Israelis think they are, behaving that way???!! American police officers??

    June 1, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  4. June E. Porter

    Why do people seem to be so intimidated by Israel and the Jewish lobby/community that they cannot chastise or condemn aggressive and unwarranted attacks on people who are just concerned about giving aid and comfort to a suffereing people in Gaza because of Israel's blockage there? Let the righteous people of the world speak up on behalf of those who are suffering from lack of medical aid.

    June 1, 2010 at 7:09 pm |