Israel’s aggression against the Arab people descended to new depths today. The Israeli military attacked a convoy of aid ships heading to besieged Gaza. 10 aid workers were murdered by the military in what many observers are describing as an act of state sponsored terrorism.
Israel has created a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza strip by cutting off the area from virtually all supplies including medicine and building materials. The aid convoy was organized, unofficially by Turkey, as a means of providing relief to the besieged community.
Since the unprovoked attack, Turkey has recalled its ambassador and numerous protests against Israel have occurred around the world. Palestinian President Abbas described the attack as a “massacre”.
One of the ships in the flotilla of aid vessels was named the Rachel Corrie, after the young American killed by an Israeli Army bulldozer in Gaza. Rachel had been standing in front of the house of a pharmacist slated for demolition as part of Israel’s process of ethnic cleansing.