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21 Gaza flotilla activists still in Israeli jail

A group of 21 activists who tried to sail to Gaza in breach of an Israeli blockade of the territory remain in Israeli custody, pending legal proceedings, the interior ministry said on Sunday. “There are 21 passengers detained who refused to be expelled immediately and are engaged in proceedings against…

Gaza smugglers thriving after Mubarak

The swarm of tunnel activity on the Gaza border raises clouds of fine dust, a sure sign of the boom in underground trafficking since the fall of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak. While the ousted president appeared in court this week on a stretcher, smugglers from the Palestinian territories — under an…

Israel rejects call for independent probe

Israel began deporting all the foreign activists detained during a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, as international pressure mounted for a full investigation of the incident. The Jerusalem Post reports, Israel on Tuesday night rejected international calls to end its naval blockade of Gaza and to launch an…

Aid flotilla sets sail for Gaza

A flotilla of ships carrying activists and aid for the blockaded Gaza Strip finally steamed south from Cyprus Sunday, heading for a fleet of Israeli naval vessels determined to stop them. The ships, carrying more than 700 passengers, are on the last leg of a high-profile mission to deliver tonnes…

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