Published June 07, 2010
AP – June 7: Palestinians look at a boat used by Palestinian militants after they were killed by Israeli forces off the coast of Gaza.
JERUSALEM — Israeli naval forces shot and killed four men wearing wet suits in the waters off the coast of Gaza Monday, and a militant group said they were members of its marine unit training for a mission.
The attack was the latest escalation in tensions over the 3-year-old blockade of Gaza. It came a week after Israel raided a Gaza-bound flotilla carrying humanitarian supplies and hundreds of activists protesting the closure of the Hamas-ruled Palestinian territory. Israeli soldiers killed nine activists in a clash on one of the flotilla boats, bringing fierce international condemnation and new pressure to ease the blockade.
Vice President Joe Biden said Monday the U.S. is closely consulting with Egypt and other allies to find new ways to “address the humanitarian, economic, security, and political aspects of the situation in Gaza.” He spoke in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh after meeting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
June 7, 2010 | Categories: Foreign Policy, New Media News, War on Terror | Tags: 3-year blockade, AP, FNC, Gaza, Hamas, Isreali Navy, media bias, Moawiya Hassanain, Palestinian Militants, Socialist Media | 1 Comment »