Claims of violence as Israel deports crew on Gaza aid boat

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Activists say they were tasered and beaten as Israeli military says it used ‘proportional force’

Activists who attempted to sail a fishing boat carrying aid to Gaza but were intercepted by the Israeli navy have complained of violence during a boarding operation.

Israel held the 20 foreigners and the boat after they arrived several dozen miles off the coast of Gaza on Sunday and were in the process of releasing and deporting the crew, the group said.

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