Death Toll From Gaza Aid Attack Hits 20

250px-Gaza_Strip_map2.svgFrom PressTV:

The death toll from the Israeli navy’s takeover of a Gaza aid convoy has risen to 20 while Israel carefully censors reports on the casualties from the attack.

Gaza Freedom Flotilla came under fire early on Monday by Israeli navy forces in international waters more than 150km (90 miles) off the coast of Gaza.

The six-ship aid fleet was soon stormed by commandos descending from helicopters.

At least 20 people were killed in the takeover of the Gaza aid convoy, al-Aqsa TV channel reported, saying that more than 50 people, including leader of the Palestinian Islamic Movement Sheikh Raed Salah, were wounded in the attack.

The news trickled through the Israeli military censorship which has sought to block the reporting of any information about the casualties.

A report on the Israeli radio said the censorship was aimed at covering up the number of casualties brought to Israeli hospitals for treatment…

[continues at PressTV]

6 Comments on "Death Toll From Gaza Aid Attack Hits 20"

  1. talk about disinformation. No mention of the attack the Navy suffered as soon as they got on the ship. give me a break.

    • emperorreagan | Jun 1, 2010 at 10:45 am |

      Sorry, the fact that the Israeli military is censoring information about the incident immediately makes their account suspect.

      Also, you know, 20 dead civilians and no dead soldiers.

    • “Attack”? I think you mean self-defense.

      When your ship has heavily-armed men drop in on you from helicopters in the middle of the night, and you pick up whatever is handy to defend yourself, that's what's known as self-defense.

    • E.B. Wolf | Jun 1, 2010 at 4:35 pm |

      Nice try; but no sale.

  2. The State's rights are more important than the individual's.

  3. Orangethief | Jun 1, 2010 at 9:24 pm |

    I don't know how accurate this report is. I never heard of PressTv before this article, but after finding out this is an Iranian government backed news outlet (wikipedia) I was left wondering. Al Jazeera reports the death toll at 10, but reports this figure is impossible to confirm due to the Israeli media block.

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