Activists tell Israel not interfere in June flotilla

By REUTERS
May 30, 2011 16:32

 
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ISTANBUL - Pro-Palestinian activists told Israel on Monday not to interfere in a planned aid flotilla to Gaza in late June, a little more than one year after Israeli commandoes boarded an aid ship killing eight Turks and one Turkish-American.

Holding a news conference on the deck of the Mavi Marmara where the May 31 2010 confrontation occurred, a coalition of 22 activist groups called on governments to ensure there was no re-run of the incident.

"They will not attack. We don't believe they will repeat the same big mistake against humanity," said Huseyin Oruc, a spokesman for the IHH Islamic charity. The activists later held a minute's silence for those who were killed in 2010.

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