Jordan's king blasts Israel's flotilla attack as "crime"
Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday condemned Israel's attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla on Monday as a "crime," and urged "immediate and effective" steps by the world community to lift the three-year old blockade of the Palestinian territory, according to a royal court statement.
The monarch also expressed Jordan's readiness to provide medical treatment at its hospitals for activistswounded in the attack, DPA reported.
"The Israeli attack represents a crime and a flagrant violation of international law," the monarch said.
He called for "a transparent international investigation of the crime Israel committed against the Freedom Flotilla."
"The world community should come up with immediate and effective steps to ensure a lifting of the illegal and inhuman blockade Israel is imposing on the Gaza Strip," King Abdullah said.