Greece cancels military trainings with Israel (UPDATED)
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Greece's Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas in a meeting with Israel's ambassador in Athens stated that his country cancels military trainings with Israel under the codename "Minoas", which began May 25 and had to continue until June 3.
The Foreign Ministry summoned Israeli Ambassador for clarification after it became known that the captain of the Greek ship "Sfedoni" was seriously injured as a result of the attack of the Israeli Navy.
Officials from the Israeli military commandos said that human rights activists provoked the clashes themselves, attacking Israeli soldiers with knives and truncheons.
According to the Turkish media outlets, 10 human rights activists were killed and hundreds injured. Six soldiers from the Israeli side were injured.
According to the witnesses, the shooting started after the commandos landed on the deck of the Turkish ship, heading a flotilla consisting of six ships, which were going to the blockade region, Sky News television channel reported.
The "flotilla of freedom" consisted of six vessels carrying at least 600 human rights defenders and 10,000 tons of humanitarian cargo to a blocked Palestinian enclave. Israel previously banned the caravan from approaching the Gaza Strip, threatening to escort the vessels to a port and deport its passengers.