Israel is still being widely criticized for the flotilla attack, but on Wednesday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was not about to apologize for his country’s actions in the incident or for Israel’s stance toward Gaza. —KA
Voice of America:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was unapologetic in the face of mounting criticism.
“Israel regrets the loss of life,” said Benjamin Netanyahu. “But we will never apologize for defending ourselves.”
He said the flotilla that Israeli commandos raided on Monday intended to break the blockade, not bring aid to Gaza.
Mr. Netanyahu said Israel could not afford to let the flotilla break the blockade, saying that would have been followed by hundreds of boats possibly carrying missiles to the militant Islamist group Hamas that rules Gaza.