Italy deplores killing of civilians in Israeli attack

Italy on Monday condemned the killing of civilians during Israel's attack of an aid flotilla bound for the blockaded Gaza Strip as "very grave".

Italy deplores killing of civilians in Israeli attack

Italy on Monday condemned the killing of civilians during Israel's attack of an aid flotilla bound for the blockaded Gaza Strip as "very grave" and asked for an EU investigation to ascertain the facts.

"I deplore in the strongest terms the killing of civilians. This is certainly a grave act," said Foreign Minister Franco Frattini.

Referring to the European Commission, he said it was "indispensable that there be an inquest to ascertain the facts, which are still not clear."

He also said he had asked the Israeli ambassador for clarification and hoped that it would not hurt efforts on the part of Israel and Turkey to cooperate in the search for Middle East peace.


Reuters

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