The Turkish Flotilla
Halting the flotilla
Watch the video with your own eyes!
Watch how “the peaceful” terror-supporters fought “the violent” Israelis.
Late Sunday night, the Israeli Navy surprised the six-boat flotilla bound for Hamas-controlled Gaza in international waters and hundreds of IDF soldiers who came by air and sea boarded the ships and announced to all passengers that they are under arrest.
Marmara – The biggest of the six Flotilla ships.
The Israeli military says more than 10 pro-Palestinian activists have been killed on Monday 31.5.2010 after attacking naval commandos who were halting an aid flotilla heading toward the blockaded Gaza Strip. Dozens of people were wounded, both soldiers and activists. Israeli commandos stormed six ships carrying hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists on an aid mission to the blockaded Gaza Strip.
The Israeli army deny that its forces attacked the boats but said they enforced the decision to keep them away from Gaza. The Israeli army says the soldiers were attacked with knives and clubs as they boarded the six vessels.
(Which is proven by the video above – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYjkLUcbJWo&feature=player_embedded)
The legitimacy of the blockade.
The violence turned deadly after one of the activists grabbed a weapon from one of the commandos. The weapon went off, though it wasn’t clear whether the activist fired it or if it went off accidentally. Israeli police say they have heightened security around the country. One or maybe all of the ships are yet being escorted to Ashkelon or Haifa.
The Turkish Foreign Minister have condemned Israel.
Israeli Arab groups say a prominent activist is among the wounded.
Turkey‘s Foreign Ministry have condemned Monday’s raid on the ship, called it unacceptable and demanded an “urgent explanation” from Israel. Turkey‘s Foreign Ministry says Israel violated international laws and will suffer consequences. Turkey summoned the Israeli ambassador to the foreign ministry to discuss the incident, which heightened tensions betweenTurkeyand Israel to new levels. Pro-Palestinian Turks have demonstrated near the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, May 31, 2010. Turkish police blocked dozens of stone-throwing protesters who tried to storm the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul shouting “Damn Israel”. Later protesters made a more peaceful demonstration outside the consulate, holding up Palestinian flags and listening to readings from the Quran. Activists also started to gather outside the Israeli ambassador’s residence in the Turkish capital.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected Israeli claims about the Turkish link to the sail. He said the boats, carrying aid to the Gaza Strip, had nothing to do with the Turkish government. “It’s an international civilian act,” he said during a visit to Brazil.
The IDF reports that the passengers on the Gaza-bound flotilla lay in wait for the IDF to board their vessel and then attacked IDF soldiers, opening fire on them. One IDF soldier was critically wounded. A crew member reportedly snatched a gun from an IDF soldier and then opened fire on the troops. Another soldier was stabbed in the stomach with a sharp object. The soldier is in moderate condition and was transferred for medical treatment by helicopter to Rambam Hospital in Haifa. Doctors there determined he would require surgery. At least fourteen soldiers were wounded and were transferred to hospitals. Raad Salah, anti-Semitic head of northern branch of Israeli Islamic Movement, is reported to be injured.
High Representative Catherine Ashton of EU have expressed her deep regret at the news of loss of life and violence and extends her sympathies to families of the dead and wounded. On behalf of the European Union she have demanded a full enquiry about the circumstances in which this happened … She further called for an immediate, sustained and unconditional opening of the crossing for the flow of humanitarian aid, commercial goods and persons to and from Gaza.