June 1st, 2010
01:21 PM ET

Sources: Arab citizens aboard flotilla to be freed

Citizens of Arab countries on the flotilla are being prepared for release, two diplomatic sources said Tuesday.

All Arab citizens besides Egyptians will be released from the Beer Sheva detention center and moved to the Jordanian border for deportation Tuesday evening, an Arab and an Israeli source said.

Egyptian nationals will be transferred elsewhere, but it's unclear when. Israel shares a border with Egypt.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces have unloaded the humanitarian cargo from the aid flotilla and taken it into Gaza through the Kerem Shalom border crossing, the Israeli military said.

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  1. damiao

    Honestly I hope that someday we can hear about peace in the straight of Gaza and Palestinians and Jewish. http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com

    June 1, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ohan

    Israel's actions towards Arabs are discusting.... Israel will pay for their sins, it is promised in the Bible;)

    June 1, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brodey

      "Ohan says:
      June 1, 2010 at 2:01 pm
      Israel's actions towards Arabs are discusting.... Israel will pay for their sins, it is promised in the Bible;)"

      please shut up about the religious text, that's the root of the issue.

      June 1, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      Well Ohan, in my fantasy book of made up stories, we all live happily ever after. Which book should we go with, your fantasy book of destruction or my fantasy book of acceptance? Try hard to make the right decision.

      June 1, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. damiao

    We have to analyse the question respecting different point of view, in particular the religion. you should be careful. Remeber the Bible is a Holy book and you have to pay attention because the reading of the Bible is really difficult, when the profets wrote it, based on the real situation that Israel was living, it is not about the reallity of today. We have to be careful when we are going to analyse the polemic topics, even Jewish, Muslims, Protestants, Catholic and so on http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com

    June 1, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bacquito

    Sad news, he was so young

    June 1, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Fred Mertz

    NINE protestors killed by Israel commandos heavely armored with guns.

    No Isralis killed.

    All the time while Israel rakes in Billions of American foreign aid, or as I call it welfare, for their social medicine and subsidized housing on Palestinian land.”

    Time to punish Israel. Write the President, Congress and Sectary of State to protest the killing of nine humanitarian aid workers by armored and armed Israeli storm troopers.

    We are the only country to defend them. We block resolution after vote in the UN to punish Israel. This cannot continue

    June 1, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • AmericanD

      Did you read the article? Your lies are embarrassing to the human race. 2 Israelis are dead and one is critically injured.
      Second, did you watch the video? These "peaceful protesters" attacked the Israeli soldiers.
      Third, do you even KNOW what a Palestinian is? LOOK IT UP! There is NO CONNECTION between the Arabs in the occupied territories and the ancient land of Palestine.

      June 1, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • elio

      Hey Hasbaratchik dude how much your israel propaganda ministry is paying you to post in here you are not American

      June 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Isaac Rizard

    Looking back at the video, posted by the Israeli military, I could not help but to think how foolish it was to send the commandos into a possible death trap. We heard about earlier provocation by the Israeli forces when they shoot the vessel but none of these have made it into the mainstream news reports and no one can confirm it due to information blackout. Regardless of Israeli or the activists casualties, no one should have died that day. However, the fight to break Israeli blockade of Gaza shall continue and that's the primary objective of the aid mission.

    June 1, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 2, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Captain America

      Of course the activists attacked the soldiers. The Soldiers have no business hijacking the boat. If I was on the boat I would have shot the soldiers dead and thrown their dead bodies in the sea. Actually, I'm sure they would have killed me since they are trained soldiers and I am a an untrained civilian. But what do you expect people to do when their boat is being hijacked????

      June 7, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Yankskid

    elio and fred mertz need to go to another country with their ridiculous anti-Semitic comments.Is it okay for them to kill innocent Israelis also on buses and supermarkets?or how about in the middle of Times square.A little 4 yr old kid get his head blown off?but thats okay.There is no negotiation with Muslims as we can already see.The hatred seems to be in all of them.Should native American Indians start killing American now because we are on "Their Land"

    June 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ken

    I completely agree with yankskid, as for ohan, maybe you need to read the bible again, other than talking about forgiveness and moving on, it does say in multiple scriptures that the land belongs to israel; also this level of hate is unnatural, examine yourself.

    June 5, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |