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Boston: Pro-Palestinian protesters 'storm' Israeli Consulate

Dozens of demonstrators barge into consulate's building in protest of Navy takeover of Irish-Canadian 'Freedom Waves' flotilla

Social activists in the United States have found a way to mesh their own demands with the Palestinian protest against Israel: Several pro-Palestinian demonstrators "stormed" the Israeli Consulate in Boston on Saturday, in protest of the Gaza blockade.


The demonstrators were also protesting the interception of the Gaza-bound "Freedom Waves" flotilla on Friday. The two-ship convoy was stopped by the Israeli Navy prior to breaching the maritime siege placed on the Strip.


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The protesters were shouting "Occupy Wall Street no Palestine" and "Viva Palestina." 




Also on Saturday, Israel began deportation procedures for a group of passengers who participated in Friday's flotilla


Interior Ministry spokeswoman Sabine Haddad said that 22 activists are being processed and should be sent home within 72 hours.


Two Greek crew members were flown home Saturday. Three journalists from the US, Spain and Egypt were released and told to leave by Sunday.


AP contributed to this report






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