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Swedish activists sent home after being arrested by Israel

One of the Gaza-bound boats intercepted by Israel. Photo: AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov

Published: 08.Aug.2018 14:31 hrs

A group of seven Swedish citizens are on their way home after being arrested while aboard an activist boat attempting to breach the blockade of Gaza.

A total of 12 people including the seven Swedes were arrested by Israel which intercepted the boat in international waters. 

The Swedish government confirmed that all the Swedes had been sent home on Wednesday, while the Ship to Gaza activist group said shortly before midday that "most of [the activists] are already in transfer".

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