Israel Under Int’l Scrutiny for Flotilla Attack
Relations between Israel and former like Turkey and the U.S. went south following Monday’s raid on a flotilla en route to Gaza, as differing reports emerged Tuesday to challenge Israel’s account and the U.N. Security Council registered its official displeasure over Israel’s actions in the incident. –KA
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The New York Times:
The fallout from Israel’s attack on a flotilla trying to breach the blockade of Gaza widened Tuesday amid growing criticism of the raid, which left nine activists dead. Egypt reopened its border with Gaza to allow humanitarian aid to flow through, and activists said they had sent another ship to the area.
More than 600 activists arrested after Monday’s raid in international waters remained in custody in southern Israel, although an Israeli police spokesman said that about 45 people were being deported.
As international pressure mounted for Israel to end its blockade of Gaza, fresh reports of violence between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants underscored the fraught security situation along the border. The Israeli military said two militants who infiltrated from Gaza had been killed in a clash with troops, and news reports said three other militants had been killed in an airstrike after a rocket attack from Gaza.
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