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Activists: Israeli boat raiders had ‘assassination list’

Dem lawmaker: Prosecute US members of Gaza flotilla Passengers aboard the Mavi Marmara, the ship raided by Israel Monday, claim they found what they say is a list of people the Israeli military intended to target during their raid, a news report out of Great Britain states. In an interview…

French charity files legal complaint after Gaza fleet raid

PARIS — A French charity said Friday it had lodged a legal complaint for kidnapping, false imprisonment, armed violence and ship hijacking after Israeli forces captured its members on the Gaza aid flotilla. “The victims are French. The French legal system is competent” to deal with the case, said Liliane…

Reid statement defends Israel, essentially blames activists for their deaths

Updates: AIPAC urges members to support “Israel’s right to self defense” and contact lawmakers regarding the flotilla incident; maintains list on congressional statements; attempts to link activists to Qaeda Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) is facing a bruising battle this election year, and probably needs all the help he can get.…

Activist ship steams on towards Gaza

The Rachel Corrie activist ship kept its course for a Saturday arrival in Gaza — or confrontation — as world anger simmered over Israel’s deadly raid on an earlier blockade-busting bid. “We are around 150 miles from Gaza, continuing at a steady pace, and hope to arrive on Saturday morning,”…

US citizen killed on flotilla was reportedly shot four times in head

“One of the nine people killed in the Israeli raid on an aid flotilla Monday was a 19-year-old man with dual U.S.-Turkish citizenship, a U.S. State Department official said,” CBS News reports. The official identified the victim as Furkan Dogan, who was believed to have been residing in Turkey. The…

Israel rejects international investigation of raid

Israel on Thursday rejected calls from the United Nations and others for an international investigation of its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla but left the door open to foreign involvement. Israel says the commandos used force, killing nine people, only after activists attacked them with knives, crowbars and…

Report: All aid flotilla victims shot dead

The nine activists who died in an Israeli raid on aid ships bound for Gaza were shot dead, the Anatolia news agency reported today. Forensic experts in Istanbul found bullet marks on the bodies of all the victims and determined that one was shot at close range. The experts said…

Conservative pundits blame Obama for Israeli raid on flotilla

Kucinich: Flotilla raid jeopardizes US troops in Iraq Some conservative commentators and lawmakers are pointing the finger of blame at President Barack Obama over Israel’s raid on a Gaza-bound humanitarian flotilla that ended with the death of nine activists. On Tuesday, Sen. John McCain told Fox News that the Obama…

Biden: Israel right to intercept aid flotilla

Vice President Joe Biden, in a tv interview Wednesday, said that Israel had the right to stop an aid flotilla en route to Gaza that was intercepted by Israeli forces and resulted in the deaths of several activists. Haaretz, the Israeli daily, noted that Biden didn’t “go so far as…

Israeli ambassador calls raid ‘responsible,’ likens to US attacks in World War II

Likens Israel’s attack on aid ship to US attack on Germany, Japan Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, called his country’s raid on an aid flotilla en route to Gaza “perfectly legal, perfectly humane and very responsible” in an interview Tuesday with Fox News. Oren likened the attack…

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