"Supporting the people of Palestine is equal to supporting peace and freedom of every nation."
"[Israel is] fabricated not only with the aim of gaining control over the Middle East but also over the entire world."
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has seriously criticized Israel for its illegal attack on the Free Gaza Movement flotilla that was bringing basic food and medical supplies to the people of Gaza which left Cyprus for Gaza yesterday.
The Israeli Army raid on the flotilla took place 90 miles off the Gaza coast was in international waters and resulted in the deaths of 20 and wounding of 50 civilians mostly Turkish nationals.
The flotilla was made up of citizens and boats from Algeria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Greece, Republic of Ireland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Norway, The Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
MV Rachel Corrie
Irish owned vessel named after
Rachel Corrie, an American peace
activist killed by an Israeli Army
bulldozer in Gaza in 2003.
The flotilla has been seized by the Israeli Navy and those aboard have been detained.