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Israel decides that it did nothing wrong; Turkey begs to differ

Last May a flotilla of Turkish protesters sought to reach the Gaza Strip, challenging the Israeli blockade there.  The Israeli navy raided the ships, killing nine and drawing widespread criticism from the international community.  An Israeli commission that has studied the matter for some seven months has declared that Israeli wrongdoing was minimal, and that the state acted within its rights, albeit harshly.  According to this BBC News article, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the committee’s report is neither credible nor valuable.  The article also discusses an easing of the blockade that followed the original incident.


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