Iranian Defense Minister: Countdown of Israel's existence started
Israel's attacks on ships with the humanitarian aid initiated the countdown of Israel's existence, Iran's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi was quoted as saying Irna.
The Israeli military boarded an international flotilla of ships transporting humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. During the operation, which the Israeli newspaper Haaretz called the "complete failure", the militaries killed 19 members of the humanitarian mission and about 30 injured. The Al-Arabiya television channel reported that most of the injured are in serious health condition.
The Turkish humanitarian mission reported that of the killed persons, 16 -15 are citizens of Turkey. Haaretz reported that it could lead to a complete breakdown in relations with Ankara, which already remained strained after the war between Israel and Gaza in December 2008.