‘At least 10 dead’ as Israel storms aid convoy: Israeli TV

JERUSALEM — At least 10 people were killed as Israeli forces stormed a
boat carrying pro-Palestinian activists bound for Gaza, Israeli
television and radio stations reported on Monday.

According to
Israel’s private channel 10 television, Israeli marine commandos had
opened fire after being attacked with axes and knives by a number of the
passengers on board the aid ships, the television said, without giving
the source of its information.

The station did not say whether the
dead and injured were passengers or members of the Israeli navy.

army radio said between 10 and 14 people had been killed in clashes
which broke out after the passengers allegedly tried to grab weapons off
the naval commandos who tried to storm one of the boats.

It was
not clear whether the clashes were taking place on just one of the six
boats making up the aid convoy, and the Israeli army had no immediate
comment on the incident.

Shortly afterwards, the Israeli military
censor ordered a block on all information regarding those injured or
killed during the storming of the ship.

The Israeli ambassador was
summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry Monday after the incident, a
Turkish diplomat said.

“The ambassador (Gabby Levy) was summoned
to the foreign ministry. We will convey our reaction in the strongest
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