Monday, May 31, 2010

Obama and Netanyahu Speak About Flotilla Attack

Benjamin Netanyahu canceled his visit to the White House that was scheduled for tomorrow, after Israel's Navy commandos attacked a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza. Israel says it was provoked. There were weapons on board as well. From the White House:
This morning between 10:00 and 10:15 AM CDT, the President spoke by phone with Prime Minister Netanyahu. He said he understood the Prime Minister's decision to return immediately to Israel to deal with today's events. They agreed to reschedule their meeting at the first opportunity. The President expressed deep regret at the loss of life in today's incident, and concern for the wounded, many of whom are being treated in Israeli hospitals. The President also expressed the importance of learning all the facts and circumstances around this morning's tragic events as soon as possible.
Israel released this video:

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