I have no words for this:
Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships aiming to break the country's siege on Gaza.
Up to 16 people were killed and more than 30 people injured when troops stormed the Freedom Flotilla early on Monday, the Israeli Army Radio said.
The flotilla was attacked in international waters, 65km off the Gaza coast.
Other reports put the number of wounded at 60 or more. Free Gaza's update feed is here.
UPDATE: See also Al Jazeera and Mondoweiss. I'm out of town, but please, call the State Department, call your Congresspeople, call the White House and let them hear your anger at full force. Free Gaza is also asking that people "call the Israeli Foreign office and insist that they tell us who has been killed and wounded and where the prisoners are. These people are heroes who've put their lives on the line, and this is the least we can do.
Free Gaza also says: "Three people wounded on the European Campaign to the End the Siege boat, including the captain. More than one ship attacked." Remember that when you run into Israel's army of moral grotesques who'll be out in force today rationalizing the murder of innocent people; these are the same people who happily vectored Israel's vicious lie that Tom Hurndall, shot in the head by an Israeli sniper while trying to get children out of the way of Israeli gun fire, was actually "armed, wearing tiger fatigues, and shooting at an Israeli Defense Force outpost, taking cover behind a nearby building between shots."
UPDATE 2: At the UN: "The Obama administration refused to endorse a statement that singled out Israel, and proposed a broader condemnation of the violence that would include the assault of the Israeli commandos as they landed on the deck of the ship." Fuck you and everything you stand for, Barack Obama.