UPDATE: A TT source says that Kaplan openly works for the Muslim Brotherhood, an ideological sister organization to al-Qaida.
The Local: Israel expelled a Swedish MP of Turkish origin who had been on a Gaza-bound aid ship intercepted in May by Israeli commandos, the interior ministry announced on Sunday.
Green Party MP Mehmet Kaplan was ordered to leave minutes after his plane landed in Israel because he had “failed to follow procedure” and obtain an entry visa in Sweden, ministry spokeswoman Sabine Hadad told AFP.
Dror Feiler, an Israeli artist based in Sweden who has relinquished his Israeli citizenship, was also expelled upon arrival at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Hadad said.
The pair had been detained after Israeli commandos on May 31st intercepted an aid flotilla bound for the blockaded Gaza Strip and nine Turkish activists were killed when commandos raided the flagship, the ferry Mavi Marmara.