- Jun 2, 2006
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- Houston, TX
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BBC News - Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ship
Wow. Attacking ships that are bringing humanitarian aid to a place that is in a humanitarian crisis. Fourteen people dead from trying to help. I wonder what the provocation was... They were probably holding a blanket.Israeli TV says that up to 14 people have been killed. Israel has declined to comment. The exact location of the interception is unclear. Israel had warned the ships not to enter its territorial waters. The ships are carrying 10,000 tonnes of aid to the Gaza Strip in an effort to break an Israeli blockade. Turkish TV pictures taken on board the Turkish ship leading the flotilla show Israeli soldiers fighting to control passengers.
The footage showed a number of people, apparently injured, lying on the ground. The sound of gunshots could be heard. It is not clear whether the fighting is ongoing. Al-Jazeera TV reported from the same ship that Israeli navy forces had fired and boarded the vessel, wounding the captain. The Al-Jazeera broadcast ended with a voice shouting in Hebrew, "Everybody shut up!".