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Free Gaza flotilla of humanitarian aid ships attacked last night by Isreali forces

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On Saturday morning a flotilla of ships from around the world left Cyprus carrying humanitarian aid, and sailed toward Gaza with the aim of breaking through the Gaza blockade and delivering these supplies to the people who are under siege there. Last night these ships, while in international waters, came under unprovoked attack by official Israeli forces:  (taken from http://www.freegaza.org/)

Under darkness of night, Israeli commandoes dropped from a helicopter onto the Turkish passenger ship, Mavi Marmara, and began to shoot the moment their feet hit the deck. They fired directly into the crowd of civilians (who were) asleep.

This is not the first time that the Free Gaza organisation has attempted to break through the blockade, and they have been both succesful and unsuccesful on a number of occassions. These boats often carry high profile members of society, such as famous sports personalities, members of various parliaments, and celebrities to deter the israeli forces from harming any crew members who attempt to deliver supplies to the Palestinians. However it now seems as if they have no shame. In my local newspaper, it is reported that 19 people were murdered and 50 out of 80 people have been wounded.


I am stunned. This is a disgrace.

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No need to be cheeky.

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If you have nothing to say, then please say nothing, and try not to be childish.

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Someones actually trying to have a serious and interesting discussion, Danny. Stop being cheeky and rude. Stay on topic please.

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I agree with you, it is a disgrace….Will that part of the world ever be at peace?  Still to attack aid ships is without a doubt a new low. Shamefull.

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It’s awful that those people were only trying to help others and got hurt or worse during the process. Makes it seem all the more amazing there are still those out there willing to put themselves in the same position to help, it’s a good thing we have some amazing people in this world.

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it really awful. people is trying to help other people thats so good. so if this is good why do they attack them and kill people in the ships thats 100% unfaire and wrong

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This is why people need to stop tiptoeing around Israel and letting them get away with what are essentially acts of war. What are they going to do next? The Israelis seem to be getting worse over time as opposed to better.

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