Arab League to hold emergency meeting over Israeli attack on aid flotilla
The Cairo-based Arab League (AL) will hold an emergency meeting here on Tuesday to discuss Israel's deadly attack upon a flotilla of aid ships heading for the Gaza Strip, AL's deputy secretary-general, Ahmed bin Helli, said Monday.
"The Arab League Council will study all the repercussions and developments and take a stance that maintains the rights of the Palestinians and the legitimate Palestinian cause," Helli said in a statement.
Up to 19 civilians were killed on Monday in the deadly showdown between Israeli navy and pro-Palestinian activists onboard the Gaza-bound aid flotilla, according to Israel's Channel 10 television.
[Source: Xinhua, Cairo, 31May10]
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