Mourners pray by the coffins of victims of the Israeli naval commando raid, as they are carried at the end of the religious funeral service at the Fatihmosque in Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday, June 3, 2010. In a stunning reversal that illustrated the severity of the diplomatic fallout from its bloody raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla, Israel on Wednesday dropped plans to prosecute dozens of the captured pro-Palestinian activists, moving instead to deport all of them quickly. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)
Under immense international pressure from nations around the world to investigate the killings of 9 aid workers killed by Israeli commandos. The Israeli government replied it will not cooperate with any outside investigation. The killing of 9 aid workers occurred on a Turkish boat part of a flotilla of boats that were attempting to ship the supplies through an illegal Israeli naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. Since the incident nations around the world have condemned the violent action many have questioned why the Israeli navy didn’t just neutralize the boats propeller or other non-evasive tactics and then towed it away instead of storming the boat.
Palestinians are seen aboard boats during a protest at the Gaza Seaport against Israel’s interception of Gaza-bound ships June 3, 2010. Israel, deflecting a U.N. demand for an international investigation, proposed on Thursday an Israeli inquiry with the participation of outside observers into its lethal seizure of a Gaza-bound Turkish ship. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem