Israel attacks humanitarian aid flotilla — at least ten killed

The Israel Defense Force attacked an unarmed humanitarian aid flotilla in international waters earlier today, killing ten barricade running protesters.

When IDF soldiers attacked,  rappelling onto the largest ship of the flotilla, they were reportedly met by resistance in the form of protesters with metal bars or sticks.

The IDF opened fire on the protesters with machine guns, killing at least ten.

International condemnation has been swift and near-universal, with virtually only the United States among modern western nations  hesitant to condemn the attack and killings.

This writer just returned from http://www.WhiteHouse.gov, where he strongly urged an end to that hesitancy. This vicious attack against those trying to deliver humanitarian aid to suffering civilians in the Gaza should not be allowed to stand without the strongest international condemnation — and international legal action against the Israeli government.

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