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FLotilla Release

  • By : Brian Bush
  • August 5, 2010
  • 7:14 pm

Hello Friends,

A few blogs ago I reported on the United Nations announcement that the inquiry into the flotilla incident was underway.

Today Israel released three of the Turkish aid ships that tried to break the Gaza blockade two months ago. This including the Mavi Marmara where the incidence of violence occurred.

Israel's Defense Ministry released a statement saying that three Turkish towing ships would take three vessels anchored in Israel.

The Turkish government had requested the boats be released several times. There are still three non-Turkish vessels that are still being held in Israel.

The other flotilla ship that went towards Gaza days after the events which took the lives of 9, the Irish flagged Rachel Corrie, also remains under Israeli control.

Meanwhile on land, a committee member of the Israeli commissioned inquiry into the incident has spoken with the members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee stating that the Israeli Defense Forces are responsible for the flotilla situation, not the political leadership of the State. These are the first solid comments ascribing a direction of fault into that fateful day in May.

Brian Bush
Middle East Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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