Monday, May 31, 2010

World News Briefs -- May 31, 2010

Ten Dead After Israel Boards Gaza-Bound Ships: Military -- Yahoo News/Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli commandos intercepted Gaza-bound aid ships Monday and at least 10 pro-Palestinian activists on board were killed in bloodshed that plunged Israel into a diplomatic crisis.

Israel's military said its troops came under gunfire and knife attack during the takeover.

"Our initial findings show that at least 10 convoy participants were killed," an Israeli military spokesman said, adding that at least four soldiers were wounded.

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