Monday, May 31, 2010

Freedom Flotilla attack in pictures..


A Turkish demonstrator carries a Palestinian flag during an anti-Israeli protest in front of the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul.

Gaza: Shock and outrage swept the globe on Monday after Israeli commandos stormed a flotilla of aid ships bound for Gaza, as the Jewish state's foes and allies closed ranks in condemning the deadly raid.

Hamas called on Muslims to protest in front of Israeli embassies around the world, while the European Union demanded an inquiry into the attack. Kuwait and Turkey called for an emergency meeting on the situation.

Arab League chief Amr Moussa slammed the raid as a "crime" against a humanitarian mission, saying the 22-country body was consulting to decide on its next step.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to cut short an official trip to Canada and Washington and return home, Israel radio reported.



A pro-Palestinian activist is evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Occupied Jerusalem after Israeli navy seals stormed a boat carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.


A television grab made on May 31, 2010 from the Turkish TV channel shows an injured human-rights activist onboard the Turkish aid boat "Mavi Marmara,"


A television grab made from the Turkish TV channel Cihan News Agency shows an Israeli commando member storming the 'Mavi Marmara' Turkish aid boat.

Israeli medics carry an injured soldier on a stretcher towards the sea so he can pray, after he arrived by army helicopter to the Rambam hospital in the northern Israeli city of Haifa.

Israel's army said more than 10 people died when its forces stormed the flotilla, while Israel TV put the death toll at 19 dead and 26 injured in the attacks on six ships. Al Jazeera TV and CNN Turk TV reported that at least 30 people were injured in the attack. Media reports said that the ships have started to dock on the Israeli port of Ashdod.


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