Turkey accused Israel of "targeting innocent civilians" and denounced the "inhumane interception."Yes, Mr. O'Bomber, that would be a real Peace Prize winner ... not such as your bloody-handed self.
As angry demonstrators threatened to storm the Israeli embassy in Ankara, Turkey warned of "irreparable consequences" to bilateral relations and recalled its ambassador to Tel Aviv.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish Prime Minister, who cut short his trip to Latin America to attend the emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, said: "It should be known that we will not stay silent and unresponsive in the face of this inhuman state terror,"
Britain, along with the EU and United Nations demanded an end to Israel's three-year blockade of Gaza.
"I deplore the loss of life during the interception of the Gaza flotilla," said William Hague, the foreign secretary.
"I call on the Government of Israel to open the crossings to allow unfettered access for aid to Gaza, and address the serious concerns about the deterioration in the humanitarian and economic situation." He also demanded information and "urgent access" for British embassy officials to UK nationals who were on board the flotilla and confirmed that one had been injured. At least 28 activists were known to be British citizens.
Among those unaccounted for last night were Mairead Corrigan Maguire, one of two founders of the Northern Ireland Peace People and a Nobel Peace prize-winner.
Monday, May 31, 2010
The Only Democracy in the Middle East, Blah, Blah, Blah ...
How does it feel, America, to be half of a little two-country World Pariah Club?