There were more than 700 participants from 36 countries in “Palestine our Route, Humanitarian aid our load” flotilla, which was bringing humanitarian aid to Gaza; they had come together to ensure that the illegal siege to which the people of Gaza were being subjected should come onto the International agenda. This organisation which was completely civilian in nature, was taking 10 thousand tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza; on 31st may the flotilla subjected to an armed attack by Israeli soldiers in the international waters of the Mediterranean. The Israeli government carried out a terrorist attack in international waters against civilian who have come together for peaceful purposes.
As a result of the terrorist attack by the Israeli government, 9 of the participants on the Mavi Marmava died, with more than fifty being injured; all the participant of flotilla were taken into custody, forced into the Israeli port of Ashdod, arrested and taken to the prisons. The participants received physical blow and were subjected to psychological torture. The humanitarian aid and personal belongings of the participants were confiscated.
While Israeli continue to distort the truth and extend disinformation, this report provides information about the purpose and contents of the flotilla, the Israeli attack it was subjected to, the way in which the attack took place and the losses that came as a direct result of the attack.
Report in full as follow: