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.