Editors Note: Adam Shapiro Director of ISM and member of
Free Gaza.Org Confirmed 20 killed, with over 60 injured.
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AP publishes Israeli spin on attack on aid flotilla
The Associated Press has finally corrected its earlier report, which claimed that only 2 people had been killed. It now reports that 10 have been killed, although other news reports say that at least 16 to 20 were killed.
Moreover, AP neglects to tell readers that the attack consisted of an assault by Israeli gunships, helicopters, and commanders.
In addition, AP’s report makes it appear to readers that the Israeli soldiers were the victims – despite the fact that the boats contained nonviolent humanitarian volunteers, members of parliament, and a Nobel Peace Laureate; and that it was Israeli forces, members of the 4th-5th most powerful military on earth, who attacked the aid ship in international waters.
None of this information was contained in the AP report, which largely repeats Israeli military spin.