Israel Murders Human Rights Workers Delivering Humanitarian Aid

by Marjorie Cohn

On Sunday, Israel murdered human rights workers who were attempting to deliver 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, because Gaza has been virtually cut off from the outside world by Israel. At least 19 people were reportedly killed and dozens injured when Israeli troops boarded the 6-ship Freedom Flotilla convoy in international waters and immediately fired live ammunition at the people on board the ships. The convoy was comprised of 700 people from 50 nationalities and included a Nobel laureate, members of parliament from Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Turkey and Malaysia, as well as Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset and a Holocaust survivor.

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One Response to “Israel Murders Human Rights Workers Delivering Humanitarian Aid”
  1. depelton says:

    The following is an interesting article about this incident. It strikes a good balance between the Turkish and the Israeli perspectives:

    Days of Planning Led to Flotilla’s Hour of Chaos

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