More recent information will be towards the top.
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
Flotilla Update: Unarmed Activists Killed At Sea
Flotilla Update: Immediate Post-Attack (You are here)
Flotilla Update: Global Outrage, Action Against Attack
Al Jazeera has increased death toll to 19. However, as of June 7, 2010, the death toll has been established at 9 total deaths. The names have been released.
Sheikh Ra’ed Salah is still in critical condition with an injury to the head.
Denmark and Norway also call for emergency meetings with Israeli ambassadors. Meanwhile, President Sarkozy of France criticizes Israel of using “disproportionate use of force”, BBC reports.
Raw video footage of attacks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB-Mk4bFz-U
Turkish government inspected boats for weapons before departure from ports. Free Gaza Movement confirms that no weapons whatsoever were aboard the fleet of boats.
UNCONFIRMED: Channel 10 TV news reporter claims that one of the dead might have been a US citizen.
Protests all through the occupied territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are expected within the coming hours. Organization has begun.
Israel braces for Arab riots. Germany has expressed concern over the Flotilla attack. Greece and Sweden join Spain and Turkey in calling upon Israeli ambassadors for immediate discussion of tragic event at sea. It has been confirmed by various news agencies that the Flotilla was in international waters when it was attacked, laying grounds for allegations against Israel for international law violations.
Ynet reports that four Israeli soldiers were injured. Among them, one is reported to be in critical condition. The injured soldiers were promptly flown to Chaim Sheba Medical Center. Meanwhile, it has been confirmed by various news networks that Palestinian-Israeli leader Sheikh Ra’ed Salah has been severely wounded in his head. He is currently undergoing emergency surgery.
Protests have occurred worldwide, including in Amman, Jordan. Spain has just called on its Israeli ambassador.
Israeli spokeswoman Avital Leibovich claims that the activists were affiliated with Hamas, and as such, the convoy was not intended to be a humanitarian project. She also acknowledges that the Flotilla was raided in international waters. (All via interview with Al Jazeera English)
Conflicting reports among Israeli spokespeople. Some claim that the activists were armed with knives and sharp objects. Others claim that the activists were armed with live ammunition. However, upon Israel’s expected inspection of the Flotilla boats, the public will understand that the activists were all unarmed.
Al Jazeera English has just played footage of live ammunition still being fired even though white flags were raised on the Flotilla boats.
The European Union has demanded an independent investigation of the raid on the Flotilla mission.
Osama Hamdan, a Hamas representative, states that the Flotilla mission had no affiliation with Hamas or any other political organization. It was strictly a humanitarian mission what was raided.
Israel considers the entire Flotilla mission a publicity stunt. Meanwhile, Hamas calls for the international community to take action. A three-day mourning period has been announced for both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Gaza Welcoming Committee transformed welcoming zone into a protest zone open to the media.
Israeli spokeswoman Avital Leibovich claims that there is absolutely no humanitarian crisis in Gaza. UNRWA’s Chris Gunness denies these claims. Palestinian officials call for protests and mass boycotts.
Israel declares that the activists will remain detained or be deported. Israeli authority figures acknowledge that the Flotilla had not yet reached Israeli territory. Haniya calls on the Palestinian Authority to stop “all direct or indirect talks”.
Boats are currently being towed towards Ashdod from Haifa, according to recent statements made by Al Jazeera.
Al Jazeera reports deaths of 15 rather than 16. Of these, 9 were Turkish and 6 were Arab. Meanwhile, Israeli authorities claim that 6 soldiers were injured by weapons and “sharp objects” used by activists aboard the Flotilla ships.
Reports indicate that Abbas has stated that Israel has just killed any potential peace negotiations due to the crime it committed in international waters.
Defense Force spokespeople claim that activists aboard one of the Flotilla boats fired live ammunition towards Israeli naval units… (I have so many comments to make about this)
There have been claims that of the 16 killed by Israeli naval forces, 9 were Turkish nationals. Turkish officials have indicated that this massacre will inevitably strain relationships between Israel and Turkey.
Al Jazeera correspondents trying to report in Jerusalem. However, the crew has been faced with angry Israelis shouting in support of the massacre aboard the Flotilla boats.
Emergency protests have begun in various parts of the world. Rumor is that a protest is initiating in New York City. As for the condition of the injured activists, the hospital has yet to be officially confirmed. The remaining activists have been arrested.
Unconfirmed reports state that some activists are resisting arrest.
Israeli ambassador in Turkey is forced to stay home amidst protesting in front of his house and throughout various parts of Ankara, Istanbul, and other cities. French television networks have finally reported on the Flotilla attack.
Israeli cabinet “regrets” the deaths. Live video stream (link at bottom) is currently showing damage to boats.
All members of the Flotilla have been arrested, unconfirmed reports say. Confirmation soon.
Al Jazeera correspondent reports that the attack on the Flotilla has not yet ended. Death and injury tolls are likely to rise if this can indeed be confirmed.
Turkish television news networks raise death toll to 16.
Thousands have poured into the streets of Istanbul to protest Israel’s illegal response to the unarmed humanitarian convoy.
Haaretz in Israel reports 10 deaths with at least 60 wounded.
Turkish security forces are called to provide protection for the Israeli consulate out of fear that protesters might attack. Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports state that an Israeli soldier may have been killed during the entire proceeding. Turkish news networks affirm the finding that at least 10 individuals were killed by Israeli forces.
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