Rome — Israeli troops storming the Gaza aid flotilla at dawn on Monday and the ensuing causalities was a colossal public relations disaster for Israel, which is becoming increasingly isolated over the plight of the Palestinian people living under occupation. For one, it has done irreparable damage in the eyes of the Turkish public and further strained already tense relations with regional powerhouse Turkey.
More than 10,000 people gathered Monday night in front of the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul’s Levent district to protest the attack of Israeli naval forces on a humanitarian aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip.
Severe clashes between flotilla members and IDF forces have been highlighted in news organizations and blogs around the world. Massive protests are taking place, calling for justice and for action to be taken against Israel. The exact turn of events is still blurry. What happened at the break of dawn, 60 miles from the Israel coast, as the IDF descended on the flotilla boats?
Several Malaysian nationals were on board the Mavi Marmara when Israeli naval commandos raided a ?Freedom Flotilla? of six ships carrying 10,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid. This attack by Israel has sparked indignation in Malaysia.
Khoo Kay Peng hopes that countries which reacted to the sinking of a South Korean ship last week will also condemn the flotilla attack
Turkey and the international community were shaken yesterday by news of an Israeli attack on an international convoy carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, which has been suffering from a harsh economic blockade over the past three years.