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UN condemns Israel for attack on aid convoy

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/01/2010

Catherine Philp and James Hider

"Pressure on Israel to lift its blockade of Gaza increased further last night as the UN Security Council prepared to call for an end to the blockade in the wake of a deadly attack on civilian aid ships in international waters. A Turkish charity in Gaza said that 19 people were missing; Israel put the death toll at 9.

"As outrage grew over Israel's attack on the flotilla of mostly Turkish aid vessels bound for Gaza, Security Council members, who had broken off from their spring holiday to hold an emergency session prepared a draft document calling on Israel to lift its blockade and immediately release the ships and hundreds of international activists arrested on board them.

"Israel was called on to explain its use of disproportionate force against the humanitarian workers and Ban Ki Moon, the Secretary-General, said that he was shocked by the killings and demanded answers urgently."

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"UN condemns Israel for attack on aid convoy", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2010. Consulté le 16/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/un-condemns-israel-for-attack-on-aid-convoy