Monday, May 31, 2010

Israel attacks Gaza aid fleet

VIDEO: Finkelstein on Gaza Flotilla Attack

Financial Times: "With Monday’s brazen act of piracy, Israel dealt a blow to the legitimacy of its own struggle. . . . Outrageous as this behaviour was, the true outrage is the illegal blockade of Gaza that it enforced."

Xinhua: World condemns Israel for attacking Gaza aid flotilla

Outlook: "Some 700 pro-Palestinian activists were on board the flotilla, including 1976 Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire of Northern Ireland, European legislators and an elderly Holocaust survivor."

Voice of Russia: "Israeli troops have attacked vessels carrying aid to the Gaza Strip Monday, killing 19 people out of 700 on board. Among them was the Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mairead Corrigan Maguire (Northern Ireland) and deputies of the European Parliament."

Al Jazeerah: "At least 19 people were killed and dozens injured when troops intercepted the convoy of ships dubbed the Freedom Flotilla early on Monday, Israeli radio reported.

"The flotilla was attacked in international waters, 65km off the Gaza coast. . . . "

Reuters: Israel flotilla action criticised by friends and foes

Financial Times: At least 10 dead after Israel raids convoy

Washington Post: Israel: At least 10 pro-Palestinian activists killed on Gaza flotilla carrying aid

New York Times: At Least 10 Are Killed as Israel Halts Flotilla With Gaza Aid

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