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    Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

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    Quote(The Palestinian movement Hamas says the Israeli navy has intercepted a flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza strip.

    Flotilla organisers say 30 people on board were hurt in clashes with Israeli forces. Israel has made no comment.

    The reported interception took place in international waters, more than 150km (90 miles) off the coast of Gaza. )

    I can well believe that people were hurt, Hamas claims the interception was in International waters, be interesting to hear where Israel claims the interception took place.

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    Re: Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

    Reports: Israeli ships attack aid flotilla, 2 dead - Yahoo! News

    Two dead, confirmed.

    This is a travesty. Israel shouldn't be able to get away with something like this but, knowing how international politics works, they probably will.

    Edit: Israeli sources report 10-15 killed, 60 injured.
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    Re: Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

    I still need more information before I make my judgment on this matter. This is something Israel will have to answer for, if this is the full story we are getting.
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    At least 10 killed during an assault by an Israeli commando.

    They say some passengers have attacked the commando with knifes and axes.

    Now, if it has happened in international waters, I guess the Israeli raid could be considered as an act of piracy, and what the passengers did was self-defence.
    And if it has happened in Israeli territorial waters, then it is also the fault of the humanitarian flotilla, but still, 10 deads during an assault of an humanitarian flotilla, it's not a very smart move in terms of public relations.

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    Re: Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

    Israel's response so far:

    "We did not attack any boat, we merely fulfill the Israeli government's decision to prevent anyone from going into the Gaza strip without coordinating with Israel," a statement from the Israeli military said. "The flotilla is a provocation made to de-legitimize Israel. Had they really wanted to deliver the cargo into Gaza they could have done so via Israel as it is done on a daily basis."
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    Re: Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

    That's their justification for killing 16 unarmed civillians in international waters?!?! BS
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    Re: Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    At least 10 killed during an assault by an Israeli commando.

    They say some passengers have attacked the commando with knifes and axes.

    Now, if it has happened in international waters, I guess the Israeli raid could be considered as an act of piracy, and what the passengers did was self-defence.
    And if it has happened in Israeli territorial waters, then it is also the fault of the humanitarian flotilla, but still, 10 deads during an assault of an humanitarian flotilla, it's not a very smart move in terms of public relations.
    It happened in international waters. About 65 km from the coast of Gaza.

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    Re: Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Israel says it allows about 15,000 tones of humanitarian aid into Gaza every week.

    But the United Nations says this is less than a quarter of what is needed
    BBC News - Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ship

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