Israel attacks defenceless Gaza aid fleet in international waters

31st May 2010

Report from Al Jazeera...
Up to 16 people were killed and more than 30 people injured when troops stormed the Freedom Flotilla early on Monday, the Israeli Army Radio said.

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

The Israeli Army Radio said soldiers opened fire "after confronting those on board carrying sharp objects"

Free Gaza Movement, the organisers of the flotilla, however, said the troops opened fire as soon as they stormed the ships.

They also said the ships were now being towed to the Israeli town of Haifa, instead of Ashdod to avoid waiting journalists.
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Also posted at TaW News