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Sarkozy condemns Israel raid on Flotilla

31 May 2010 15:24

The French president has condemned the Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid convoy, accusing the regime of “disproportionate use of force.”

French President Nicolas Sarkozy “condemns the disproportionate use of force and sends his condolences to the families of the victims,” the Elysee palace said in a statement, AFP reported.

“All light must be shed on the circumstances of this tragedy which underlines how urgent it is to re-launch the peace process,” the Monday statement added.

The Israeli assault on the Freedom Flotilla aid convoy left 20 international activists killed and 50 others injured.

The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to hold a meeting regarding the brutal assault later on Monday.

The humanitarian convoy was carrying thousands of tons of supplies and hundreds of politicians, activists and journalists.

The Flotilla was seeking to break Israel’s three-year-long blockade of Gaza and deliver basic necessities to the impoverished Palestinians living in the coastal enclave.

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