Israeli Judge Delivers Ultimatum to Flotilla Activists: Confess or Face 2 Months Without Trial

Palestine News Network, November 9, 2011

Fifteen of the activists from the Freedom Waves to Gaza flotilla came before an Israeli court on Tuesday, and were advised they could be held for up to 2 months without charges or a trial.

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The coastline of the blockaded Gaza Strip, where the Canadian and Irish aid ships hope to reach on Friday (Lo Yuk Fai, PNN).

One Australian, one British, two Canadians, and 14 Irish activists remain imprisoned by Israel after five days. In order to avoid further incarceration, the judge told the detainees they could sign a statement declaring that they entered Israel voluntarily and illegally.

Some of the Freedom Waves to Gaza participants have already been deported at their own expense. Upon their release they have been able to reveal details of what occurred when the Israeli military took control of their boats.

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