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Israeli flotilla probe: Use of live fire by commandos ‘justified’

Mistakes were made at a “relatively senior” level during Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid boat but the use of live fire by commandos was justified, the results of military probe showed Monday. “Mistakes were made in the various decisions taken, including within relatively senior ranks, which contributed to…

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.…

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…

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