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UNSC begins meeting over Israeli raid

The United Nations Security Council has kicked off its emergency meeting on the deadly Israeli raid against the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla.

The UNSC started the session on Monday after Turkey urged a meeting over the brutal killing of activists in international waters by Israeli forces, AFP reported.

The meeting was called by Lebanon’s ambassador to the UN, Nawaf Salam, who currently holds the presidency of the Security Council.

Lebanon and Turkey are both rotating non-permanent members of the UNSC.

The Tel Aviv regime is facing a wave of international condemnation over the raid on the Freedom Flotilla aid convoy, which was carrying thousands of tons of humanitarian supplies to the impoverished people of Gaza.

Palestinian sources say at least 20 activists were killed and 50 others were injured during the attack.

An unnamed diplomat told Reuters that council members were hoping to adopt a statement voicing their anger at the incident and possibly backing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s call for an investigation into the bloody assault.

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