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Bloody Israeli raid on flotilla sparks crisis

2010-06-01 00:46:14 GMT2010-06-01 08:46:14 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Palestinians take part in anti-Israel rally in Gaza City on May 31, 2010. At least 10 activists were killed on early Monday morning during Israel's attack against a humanitarian flotilla bound for Gaza, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed, while news report said that up to 19 civilians were killed in the deadly showdown between Israeli navy and pro-Palestinian activists. (Xinhua)

Activists of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), a Kashmiri separatist party, hold a torchlight procession in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, May 31, 2010. A torchlight procession was held in Srinagar to protest against the alleged killings of three civilians in a staged gun battle by the Indian army, the JKLF said. The Indian Army on Sunday ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident, army officials said. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)

People protest against Israel's bloody attack on a humanitarian aid flotilla bound for Gaza, in Kuwait City, May 31, 2010. (Xinhua/Noufal Ibrahim)

Pro-Palestinian protesters rally outside the Israeli embassy in Athens, capital of Greece, May 31, 2010. The protest, which ended with minor clashes between protesters and police, was held against Israel's deadly attack on a humanitarian aid flotilla bound for Gaza. (Xinhua/Phasma)

Up to 19 civilians were killed on Monday in the deadly showdown between Israeli navy and pro- Palestinian activists onboard the Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

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