311_Gaza flotilla flag.
(photo credit: Associated Press)
Palestinian protesters gathered at the Kalandia checkpoint in the West
Bank on Monday to show solidarity with the international activists
killed earlier when the IDF stormed their boats off of Gaza.“The inhumane action
Zionist entity against the Palestinian people and the prevention of the
delivery of humanitarian assistance to Gaza is sign of [the Zionists']
weakness, not strength,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also
commented Monday in reaction to the IDF storming of the “Free Gaza”
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for three days of
mourning to commemorate deadly clashes between activists and the Israeli Navy
which took place in international waters earlier in the day.
Abbas slammed the "slaughter" of
protesters participating in the "Free
Gaza" campaign, according to an AFP report, and former-PA foreign
minister Nabil Sha’ath said the PA will press for sanctions against
Israel, en route to seeking its expulsion from the UN.
Prime Minister Salam Fayyad also criticized Israel's actions against
the "freedom flotilla" on Monday as showing Israel's "disrespect" for
international laws and conventions.
"Israeli occupation forces
have committed a crime against international peace activists," said
plans visit to Gaza
The statement was made during a meeting with
Indonesia's speaker of parliament in Teheran.
Sheikh Raed Salah
was not one of the injured flotilla participants brought to an Israeli
hospital earlier for surgery as was erroneously reported earlier Monday,
a police spokesperson clarified to the
Salah, the leader of the Islamic Movement's
northern branch, was said to be one of the members of the flotilla,
although his current whereabouts are unknown.