Palestinian Abbas calls Turkish President over Israeli attack

Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had a phone conversation on Monday.

Palestinian Abbas calls Turkish President over Israeli attack

Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had a phone conversation on Monday.

A statement by the Presidential Press Center said that Abbas called Gul and offered his condolences over killings at ships carrying civilians and humanitarian aid to Gaza due to a raid by Israel.

"Mr. Abbas offered his condolences to President Gul and denounced Israel for its attack he described as 'international piracy'," the statement said.

President Abbas thanked Turkey for its assistance to Palestinian people.

Early on Monday, Israeli navy's forces raided a convoy of aid ships of IHH --a Turkish humanitarian relief organization-- carrying humanitarian aid for Gaza, killing at least two people and injuring 30 others. Turkish Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the Israeli operation.

The flotilla, which includes three cargo ships and three passenger ships, was trying to draw attention to Israel's three-year blockade of the Gaza Strip. The boats were carrying items such as electric-powered wheelchairs, prefabricated homes and water purifiers.


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