16 killed as Israel attacks Turkish Gaza ship: Israeli TV

Israeli soldiers used live bullets at the aid activists, Turkish aid group IHH activists told the report.

16 killed as Israel attacks Turkish Gaza ship: Israeli TV

World Bulletin / News Desk

Between 14 and 16 people were killed on Monday when Israeli naval commandos boarded aid ships bound for the Gaza Strip, Israel's Channel 10 television said, according to Reuters news agency.

Meanwhile, Turkey has summoned Israeli envoy to condemn Israeli attack on Turkish Gaza aid ship on international waters.

Turkish Foreign Ministry has summoned Israeli envoy Gabby Levy to condemn the bloody action, Turkish TV, NTV, said.

The report also said, "Foreign Ministry has set up a crisis desk."

Israeli soldiers used live bullets at the aid activists, Turkish aid group IHH activists told the report.

Turkey had repeatedly urged Israel to allow it safe passage and says the 10,000 tonnes of aid the convoy is carrying is humanitarian.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who is on his way from Brazil to the United States, informed Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the developments, Anadolu news agency said.

Mehmet Kaplan, a Swedish parliamentarian of Turkish descent, is also on board one of the ships in the flotilla.

After Israeli ships attacked the aid convoy, a crowded group of protestors gathered in front of the Israeli Consulate General in Istanbul. They protested the attack by chanting slogans.

Tight security measures have been taken around the Israeli consulate building.

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

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mandy schlosser
mandy schlosser - 11 yıl Before

When will the world wake up to the fact that terror is being perpetrated by Israel and the US and not by Muslims. Come on people open your eyes!!

Ammad Umar
Ammad Umar - 11 yıl Before

I am from pakistan and I am very sad.who will stop terroist israel?this is against humanity.

Miz Stevenson
Miz Stevenson - 11 yıl Before

This is what you get if you try to interfere with the genocide/shoah going on against the Palestinian people by the Israeli forces. It is another 'warning shot' to deter others who may try and help them. God bless those brave people on those ships. These people are martyrs giving their lives for this cause.How dare Israeli spokespeople call them 'terrorists' as they lie murdered amongst supplies like wheelchairs? Were they going to commit acts of terrorism with wheelchairs? I pray for their families.I am so sorry for their pain.

Abu
Abu - 11 yıl Before

DONT EXPECT ANY ARAB LEADER TO WAKE UP AS THEY ARE ALL ......., SPECIAL THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT, JORDANIAN GOVERNMENT, GCC, AND MANY OTHERS.

yousif
yousif - 11 yıl Before

i'm palastinian from lebanon and really i'm so sad for that i wish i can revange