More recent information towards the bottom.
Flotilla Update: Israeli Navy Draws Near
Flotilla Update: Some of the activists have even felt the need to prepare wills
Flotilla Update: Israel Attacks Convoy, Deaths Reported (You are here)
Flotilla Update: Unarmed Activists Killed At Sea
Flotilla Update: Immediate Post-Attack
Flotilla Update: Global Outrage, Action Against Attack
A few moments ago, hostile Israeli forces attacked the Freedom Flotilla humanitarian aid convoy headed towards the Gaza Strip. The convoy was, however, still in international waters.
Live ammunition from Israeli helicopters was fired at the six boats comprising the Flotilla. In the surprise attack, five of six ships were boarded by Israeli naval units. Unconfirmed reports state that three have been killed and at least thirty injured.
Reporter stationed on a Flotilla boat requests order: “We don’t want any more injuries. Take your seats.”
Live video stream shows activists chanting “We are civilians!” Other activists are currently calling for immediate attention. An unconfirmed number of activists have been critically injured.
Activists aboard ships are attempting to contact Israeli Navy, requesting that they provide aid for the injured.
In both English and Hebrew, activists are pleading for the safety of the entire unarmed fleet of humanitarian aid boats. Qur’an is being played loudly in the background. Foreign correspondents aboard boats are waiting for external communication. It is hard to broadcast from a group of unarmed boats under attack in the middle of the sea.
Unconfirmed report: Other humanitarian organizations are making their way to the site of the attack.
Al Jazeera English has reportedly lost all contact with their foreign correspondent aboard the Flotilla.
Phonecast from Flotilla to Gaza TV reports the deaths of two individuals, not three. Thirty injured at least.
Live video stream shows that medics aboard the humanitarian aid convoy are currently trying to treat injured activists.
Gaza Freedom March reports that the Flotilla is 90 miles away from the coast of Gaza. This is still considered international waters.
Live video stream releases footage through Turkish media channel:
For live video stream of the unfoldings of this tragic event, clic: http://www.livestream.com/insaniyardim