JUST IN, WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY AS MORE NEWS IS RELEASED:
(More recent information will be TOWARDS THE TOP)
Al Jazeera reports that Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Ehud Barak ordered Flotilla attack. Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh condemned the attack on the unarmed humanitarian aid convoy, calling it “barbaric piracy”.
ABC News in America picks up the news on the Flotilla attack, also reaffirming reports that two have been killed. Read the article here: //bit.ly/cpqY0v. Meanwhile, Haaretz, Israel’s premier news source, pins blame on the Flotilla activists for not heeding to Israel’s calls to cease traveling towards Gaza’s shore.
Turkish citizens storm the Israeli embassy. Meanwhile, activists are frantic on board the six ships of the convoy. All have been reportedly commandeered and redirected. Turkish television networks officially confirm the deaths of 2 unarmed individuals and at least 30 injured individuals.
AP and CNN have both reported on the Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla headed towards Gaza. Attacks are confirmed. Meanwhile, Turkish citizens are pouring out in large numbers to protest the attacks in front of governmental buildings in Ankara and Turkey.
The Flotilla has been commandeered by Israeli hostile forces. The ships have been redirected. Unconfirmed reports claim that the ships are heading towards Haifa. Other reports claim that the ships are heading to an unknown location, likely to be an Israeli port. Only time will tell.
BBC News headlines the Flotilla attack. “Hamas says the interception took place in international waters, more than 150km (90 miles) off the coast of Gaza. Israel has made no comment.” Al Jazeera appears to be having technical difficulties at transmitting news feeds to the public. Read it here: //bit.ly/9ssN4v
Turkish nationals protest in Ankara and Istanbul. Palestinian and Turkish flags wave amidst incoming news of deaths in international waters. Names of the dead individuals have not yet been released.
Al Jazeera has just confirmed the presence of Israeli helicopters and commandos descending upon unarmed humanitarian aid convoy. Video footage on Al Jazeera’s television network now.
Al Jazeera has just announced that the Israeli Ambassador to Turkey has been summoned “immediately” to the foreign ministry in Ankara.
Turkish nationals are currently marching to embassies and governmental offices in Ankara and Istanbul. The sun is barely out yet.
English television reporter states that Israeli is commandeering the Flotilla.
Israeli forces are now commandeering the main boat of the Flotilla. White flags have been raised yet Israeli military units continue to shoot at unarmed activists. At least 50 injured.
Turkish TV claims 50 injured along with two killed. Medical attention is needed for those critically injured.
From reporter aboard one of the Flotilla boats, “ISREALI COMMANDOS HAVE NOW DESCENDED FROM A HELICOPTER ON THE FRONT OF THE SHIP”
Released video footage of attack caught on live video stream
Turkish television channel confirms deaths of 2 activists.
Announcement of a one-year-old baby on board the Flotilla. Naval vessels are still circling the humanitarian aid convoy.
Confirmed reports that attacks on Flotilla occurred in international waters.
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