More depressing news…

Israeli commandos armed with guns have attacked a vessel part of flotilla of aid-carrying ships bound for Gaza off the Palestinian territory’s coast on Monday, killing up to 19 people and wounding dozens of others on board.

The Freedom flotilla, a convoy of six ships carrying hundreds of activists, political leaders and journalists from around the world, was trying to deliver about 10,000 tonnes of basic aid including food, medicine, and construction material, in an attempt to break the Israeli blockade on Gaza.

While Israel has said activists were the first to attack the troops as they boarded the ship called Mavi Marmara, the flotilla’s organisers said that Israeli forces opened fire first.

Al Jazeera’s Ayman Mohyeldin reports from the West Bank, the Palestinian territory.

Posted on May 31, 2010, in Flotilla Convoy 2010, Updates and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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