UN Security Council Discusses Israeli Raid on Aid Flotilla

UN Security Council Discusses Israeli Raid on Aid Flotilla
# 31 May 2010 23:25 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. The United Nations Security Council is holding an emergency meeting to discuss an Israeli naval raid on an aid flotilla, APA reports.

According to the diplomats, the emergency session of the UN Security Council, called on by Turkey, may adopt UN Security Council chairman’s statement or a statement for the mass media.

The flotilla, led by a Turkish ship, sailed to the costs of Palestine under the slogan “Palestine our route, humanitarian aid our load”. On May 31, Israeli forces attacked on flotilla of 6 aid-carrying ships aiming to break the country’s siege on Gaza. Israeli military helicopters attacked the flotilla and opened the fire to the ships. After firing the helicopters landed the troops. The main target of the Israeli navy in the convoy of six ships was Turkish “Mavi Marmara”. 2 reportedly were killed and more than 30 wounded, however, Israeli TV reported about 16 dead. The Israeli militaries confirmed that 10 men had been killed.

It should be noted that there were the citizens from Turkey, USA, UK, Australia, Greece, Canada, Malaysia, Algeria, Serbia, Belgium, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Germany on the board of the ships.
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