This morning, Israel armed forces attacked the unarmed humanitarian convoy at sea, the flotilla consisting of 6 peaceful ships, in route to deliver food aid and emergency supplies to Gaza.
More than 16 civilians of different nationalities were killed by the Israeli attack on the peaceful convoy. This is yet another Crime Against Humanity by Israel.
On the UN front, the UN Security Council was scheduled to meet today to discuss this massacre. The UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, said “I condemn this violence”. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navi Pillay, said “nothing can justify the appalling outcome of this operation”. The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, Mr. Richard Falk, said “Israel is guilty of shocking behavior by using deadly weapons against unarmed civilians on ships that were situated in the high seas where freedom of navigation exists, according to the law of the seas”.
Let us hope that the UN Security Council will be able, this time, to take prompt, decisive and effective measures against Israel.
ISRAEL, STOP THE BLOODSHED.
M. Alaadin A. Morsy
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