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    • Tony Price, New Zealand
    • 02.06.10 | 13:19 (IDT)

    The lawyers can argue this one, However, considering the erstwhile friendly relationship between Turkey and Israel, the fact that there are 37 different countries represented, that the intention was peaceful, the activists unarmed (except for makeshift weapons) that they could not have known that the guns were paint guns, that Israel has a reputation for over-reacting, you have reversed the situation - the people on the boat were under attack, and defended themselves as best they could. Which they were entitled to do. Also, Israel claims to have ended its occupation of Gaza, and the blockade is not internationally recognised as being legal.

    from the article: U.S.: UN council rushing to blame Israel for Gaza flotilla deaths
    First published 10:36 02.06.10 | Last updated 10:36 02.06.10
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