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The fate of 28 Britons among some 700 passengers about the humanitarian Gaza Freedom Flotilla going to Gaza remained unknown hours after it was attacked by Israeli commandos in international waters.

flotilla ship19 people have been killed, 10 of them Turkish and 26 injured, according to Israeli military sources. The Muslim countries have condemned the killings and demonstrations have been held in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and more are expected later today.

The Muslim News criticised the slow reaction by the British Foreign Office, while countries like Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Greece have summoned Israeli ambassadors and the EU has called for an immediate inquiry.

There will be a peaceful protest outside 10 Downing Street at 2pm today against the British Government’s silence over the killings and calling on the Government for an “immediate intervention”.

From Muslim News

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#1 Guest 2010-06-01 02:04
If an armed group attacks an unarmed ship containing civilian supplies in international water: This is piracy.

If the Isreali Defense Force attacks an unarmed ship containing civilian supplies in international water killing many: it is self defense?

In this case US media chooses its murderous doublespeak to give cover to the slow motion genocide that is Israeli policy towards Palestinians.
 

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