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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…

Israel releases footage of aid boat storming

JERUSALEM (AFP) – The Israeli army released footage on Monday of the resistance put up by pro-Palestinian activists as commandos stormed an aid ship headed to Gaza in an operation that has sparked a diplomatic furor. Video images showed troops rappelling down to the deck of one of the vessels…

Flotilla set for final leg of Gaza blockade-busting bid

Masked naval commandos will intercept, Israel warns NICOSIA — Hundreds of activists on Friday braced for the final leg of their attempt to bust the Gaza Strip embargo, a bid Israel vowed to defeat as each side accused the other of violating international law. The Associated Press reports, “Israel on…

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