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IDF admits doctoring audio of raid on Gaza flotilla

The Israeli Defense Force has issued a “clarification” admitting it manipulated audio of its raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. On Friday, the IDF released audio of what it said was an exchange between Israel Navy officers and the crew of the Mavi Marmara, the main vessel in the flotilla.…

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…

Kucinich calls for independent probe of Israeli raid

The full text of the letter from Rep. Dennis Kucinich to President Obama follows the AFP story below A US lawmaker called Friday for an independent probe into Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship and called for Washington to impose diplomatic and financial “consequences” on its ally. “The…

Israel using ‘pirated’ footage to defend raid: media body

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military’s YouTube site is using ‘pirated’ footage confiscated from journalists on board a Turkish vessel in a bid to defend its botched flotilla raid, a press body charged on Thursday. “The Foreign Press Association (FPA) strongly condemns the use of photos and video material shot by…

Israel rejects call for independent probe

Israel began deporting all the foreign activists detained during a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, as international pressure mounted for a full investigation of the incident. The Jerusalem Post reports, Israel on Tuesday night rejected international calls to end its naval blockade of Gaza and to launch an…

Israel blames activists for deaths, cheers commandos for ‘bravery’

Netanyahu gives military ‘full backing’ over raid OTTAWA — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his “full backing” Monday to Israel’s military forces after a raid on a flotilla carrying aid to the Gaza Strip, which left up to 19 people dead. “The prime minister… reiterated his full backing for…

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