The Israeli raid on the Gaza aid ship has resulted in the capture of Aussies, Kiwis and Saffas by the Israeli authorities.
In the wake of Israel’s attack of a boat carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, international passengers, from countries including Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, are being held in Israeli jails.
South African journalist, Gadijah Davids, and a female New Zealand citizen are being held in Israeli custody.
An Australian man was shot in the leg and is receiving hospital treatment and consular assistance. Two other Australians known to be aboard the ship – a journalist and photographer – are reported to be safe.
Daniel Seaman, spokesperson for the Israeli government, said that the people on five of the six ships would be flown home as soon as they had identified themselves.
However, people on board the Mavi Marmara where nine people were killed by Israeli soldiers, would be released only if authorities could establish they had played no part in physical confrontations with the soldiers.
Footage posted on Youtube shows conflicting versions of events.
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