JERUSALEM – The Israeli military says more than 10 pro-Palestinian activists have been killed after attacking naval commandos who were halting an aid flotilla heading toward the blockaded Gaza Strip.
The army says the soldiers were attacked with knives and clubs as they boarded the six vessels Monday.
It says the violence turned deadly after one of the activists grabbed a weapon from one of the commandos. The weapon discharged, though it wasn't clear whether the activist fired it or if it went off accidentally.
Deaths as Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ship
More than 10 people have been killed after Israeli commandos stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army says.
Armed forces boarded the vessels overnight, clashing with some of the 600 protesters on board
Turkish TV footage appeared to show Israeli troops on board
Israel attacks Gaza aid fleet
Al Jazeera's report on board the Mavi Marmara before communications were cut
Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships aiming to break the country's siege on Gaza.
Up to 16 people were killed and dozens injured when troops stormed the Freedom Flotilla early on Monday, the Israeli Army Radio said.
The flotilla was attacked in international waters, 65km off the Gaza coast.
Footage from the flotilla's lead vessel, the Mavi Marmara, showed armed Israeli soldiers boarding the ship and helicopters flying overhead.
Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal, on board the Mavi Marmara, said Israeli troops had used live ammunition during the operation.
The aljazeera story appears closest to the truth while the Yahoo is the one filled with most lies. The Yahoo story emphasizes the word "attack" implying the protesters attacked the Israeli solders while the BBC story shows the more real Reality: the solders stopped and boarded the ships before the clashes occurred. On the other hand, BBC fails to mention people were indeed killed but it makes sure to mention that "the protesters were very violent against the solders"
As usual, CNN is mum about the whole developing incident as if it doesn't exist.
So the real question here is: where is UN in all this? Why is Israel allowed to do this?