Tuesday, June 1, 2010

World unites to condemn attack on Gaza convoy

The National
Omar Karmi, Foreign Correspondent
June 01. 2010 10:18AM GMT

ASHDOD, ISRAEL // Israel faced a wave of international condemnation yesterday after its commandos killed at least nine peace activists in a night-time raid on a flotilla of boats carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

The protests were headed by Turkey, where the charity sponsoring the aid convoy is based and where most of the 700 activists on board came from, including those killed. Ankara recalled its ambassador to Israel and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister, denounced the raid as “state terrorism”. MORE...