The UN has repeatedly condemed the blockade and asked Israel to lift it, when this massacre occured yesterday the UN Secretary General blamed Israel directly saying that had Israel listened to the UN and lifted the blockade that is illegal by international law this massacre would never have occured. The UN Law of the Sea states very clearly that it is strictly forbidden for any military entity to board a civilian vessel unless it carries WMDs without the express permission of the country whose flag it bears. Israel had no permission from Turkey or the other Nato countries involved and indirectly declared war on NATO yesterday sparking an emergency meeting of NATO ambassadors who all demanded the return of their citizens and boats immediately.
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from the article: U.S.: UN council rushing to blame Israel for Gaza flotilla deaths