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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