Bulgarian Journalists Unhurt During Gaza Aid Convoy Attack

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Bulgarian Journalists Unhurt During Gaza Aid Convoy Attack: Bulgarian Journalists Unhurt During Gaza Aid Convoy Attack Bulgarian Foreign Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, informed through his profile on the “Twitter” social network that the two Bulgarian journalists, who were arrested after Israeli commandos stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip, are safe. Ph

The two Bulgarian journalists, who were arrested after Israeli commandos stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip, are safe and sound, the Bulgarian, Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov, informed.

Mladenov made the announcement minutes ago through his profile on the “Twitter” social network.

Svetoslav Ivanov, a reporter, and Valentin Vassilev, a cameraman, who work for the country's biggest private national TV channel bTV., are unhurt and have been brought to land at the Israeli port of Ashdod, according to Mladenov.

Meanwhile, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry officially confirmed that Ivanov and Vasilev are safe in Ashdod, basing the report on information received from the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

The journalists will be transfered in the next hours to the international airport in Tel Aviv to board a flight to Europe, but before that they will meet with Bulgarian diplomats in Israel.

Earlier Monday, on the invitation of Bulgaria, the Israeli Ambassador to Bulgaria,Noah Gal-Gendler, met with the Deputy Foreign Minister, Konstantin Dimitrov, who asked an immediate diplomatic access to the journalists.

At least 15 people, all reported to be Turkish citizens, have been killed after Israeli commandos stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip.

Israel declared Monday that the organizers of the flotilla, which tried to reach the Gaza Strip despite the Israel blockade, are terrorists connected to Hamas and Al-Queda. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who is in Canada, has canceled his visit to Washington on Tuesday to return to Israel.

The attack sent shock waves of outrage in Palestine, Greece, and Turkey, while the EU and the UN demand full investigation of "what has happened."

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#31
CaptainChurch - 31 May 2010 // 22:29:37

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#30
dogen - 31 May 2010 // 22:29:26

True about CNN/BBC and i really don't know why.

#29
NellieotAmerica - 31 May 2010 // 22:16:10

@dogen

Bingo! Right on the money you are! The radical Islamist agenda is being perpetrated by the mainstream media like the BBC and CNN and it is really pissing me off.

#28
dogen - 31 May 2010 // 22:12:53

Not sure but it does look like they try to percolate the radical Islamic agenda.

#27
NellieotAmerica - 31 May 2010 // 22:11:08

@dogen

OK, got it. Yours are rhetorical questions, not really asking for answers. lol

#26
NellieotAmerica - 31 May 2010 // 22:09:20

To summarize--Turkey is supporting international terrorist organizations.

Any other questions?

Next!

#25
dogen - 31 May 2010 // 22:08:50

Hello Nellieotamerica,

I know all these facts, my questions were just to illustrate a point that under all those Islamic so called “humanitarian” organizations there is a hidden agenda.

#24
NellieotAmerica - 31 May 2010 // 22:05:48

Here are the answers to your questions:

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/05/31/bloody-clash-off-gaza-coast-leaves-10-dead/

"IHH’s orientation is radical-Islamic and anti-American, and it is close to the Muslim Brotherhood(Hamas’ parent movement). IHH supports Hamas and does not hide the connection between them. Hamas also considers its links to IHH and Turkey to be extremely important, and regards Turkey as a target audience for its propaganda network (Palestine-Information, Hamas’ main website, has a Turkish version, and as of the end of 2009, the website of its military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, has also appeared in Turkish)."

#23
NellieotAmerica - 31 May 2010 // 22:02:55

The French and Turks have a knee-jerk reaction -- "Israel must have violated international law." But the only violation is the unfounded allegation that Israel acted improperly. The facts suggest that Israel was in its rights in searching the vessel and acted proportionately and in self-defense. It is tragic that 10 people died, but more will die if they don't understand the rules of international law -- or if international law is mischaracterized every time it is applied against Israel.

#22
dogen - 31 May 2010 // 22:01:35

Here are a few questions,

How come the majority of all the terrorists and/or terror organizations are Islamic?

How come these terror organizations always hide under the title “freedom fighters”? and What do they want to be free from? And How come its always “humanitarian issues” with them?

What is the actual link between the Turks and the Palestinians?

If the IHH is such an humanitarian organization, How come it did not go to assist people in Port-au-Prince, Haiti?

#21
NellieotAmerica - 31 May 2010 // 22:01:09

@richard

Clearly you are a nut job and when you can't debate, you turn to idiotic puke. Don't try to defend the indefensible. This "humanitarian aid" was the hare-brained idea of the Turkish arm of the Hamas terrorist organization. But it didn't work out for them. And the rest of the world agrees with me.

#20
richard6947 - 31 May 2010 // 21:57:51

maybe everone should step back a pace as the whole thread is degenerating way too fast

#19
NellieotAmerica - 31 May 2010 // 21:57:23

@richard

It is plain to see in the video that while Israelis were being lowered to the ship by helicopter, the mob on the ship was harassing and attacking them. That is called LYNCHING where I come from.

#18
richard6947 - 31 May 2010 // 21:54:02

WHERE DO YOU GET ANYONE WAS TRYING TO " LYNCH ISREALI'S" WHAT DRUGS ARE YOU ON MY FRIEND, JESUS NELLIE WITH THE WORLD IN THE STATE ITS IN WE DONT NEED SCREAMING RHETORIC, CALM DOWN MAN AND TRY AND LOOK AT THE BIGGER PICTURE, AMERICANS SEEM TO LOVE WAR AS LONG AS IT,S IN SOMEONE ELSES BACK YARD.CHILL OUT A BIT WILL YOU,
ALL THE BEST,
RICHARD.

#17
NellieotAmerica - 31 May 2010 // 21:50:26

@Richard

Oh, that's rich coming from the nut job who wants to nuke Israel!

If they had just gone to the Ashod port as directed, there would not have been bloodshed and would have been able to deliver their aid.

Oh, The hypocrisy of Muslim! They think the world is stupid. They may convince their Muslim kin, but not the rest of the world. I wonder if Allah is fooled by them to reserve a seat for them in Heaven?

I am sure that such a flotilla would not be welcomed at any US port without any boarding by US Coast Guard. Only Israel is expected by the international community to allow boatloads of terrorists free passage.

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