Al Jazeera 31 may 2010
Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships aiming to break the country's siege on Gaza.
More than 10 people were killed and dozens injured when troops intercepted the convoy of ships dubbed the Freedom Flotilla early on Monday, the Israeli military said.
The Israeli Army Radio had earlier said that up to 16 people had been killed.
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Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, 3 January 2010
The inhuman blockade of Gaza continues. After killing 1400 Palestinians and reducing Gaza’s much of Gaza’s infrastructure to rubble in a brutal and one-sided “war” – Operation Cast-Lead”, Israeli imposed a blockade, allowing only a small amount of essential supplies to trickle in. No rebuilding of Gaza is possible as no building materials are allowed. Against the daily requirement of 400 hundred trucks per day, only about 20 are allowed to enter. Senior officials of Israel chortle obscenely about putting Gazans going on a diet.
Ian Black, The Guardian, 22 December 2009
The EU should commit itself to ending the blockade of the Gaza Strip and put its relations with Israel on hold pending tangible progress, 16 humanitarian and human rights organisations say today in a report marking the first anniversary of the war.