Israel has imprisoned hundreds of Freedom Flotilla activists, including many Americans, and is not allowing them outside communications. Where is President Obama on Israel's outrageous violation of human rights?
S.E. MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 31) -- The Israeli military has shot and killed at least 9-19 humanitarian activists and wounded more as commandos stormed the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara and others in the Freedom Flotilla this morning in international waters.
Turkey is a critical long-time US ally in the middle-east.
The civilians were on safe customs-inspected boats bound from Antalya, Turkey, carrying hundreds on their way to bring humanitarian aid to the very poor and needy people Israel has blockaded on the Gaza Strip near the Egyptian border.
I and millions worldwide are outraged against Israel's military attack on civilian humanitarians in international waters. These killings are a big blow to peace efforts in the middle-east.
President Obama and other world leaders should swiftly and strongly punish Israel for their unjust aggression and unnecessary killings. It seems Israel must be forced to become part of a peaceful solution with their neighbors, and likely only the US can do that.