Israel: Gaza ship is 'outrageous provocation'


At least nine people have been killed after Israeli commandos stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army says.

Israel's deputy foreign minister called the Turkish-led flotilla an "armada of hate and violence in support of Hamas".

Danny Ayalon said it was a "premeditated and outrageous provocation" and the activists on board were intent on violence.

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