Agence France-Presse
May 31, 2010

Israeli commandos are seen on a Gaza-bound ship in the Mediterranean Sea in this frame grab taken from footage released on May 31, 2010.

KAMPALA — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday he was “shocked” by a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla and demanded a full investigation.

“I am shocked by reports of killings and injuries of people on boats carrying supplies for Gaza,” the UN chief said at a press conference following the opening in Uganda of a key conference on the International Criminal Court.

“I condemn this violence,” Ban added, as an Israeli television channel reported that as many as 19 pro-Palestinian activists may have been killed in the Israeli military raid.

“It is vital that there is a full investigation to determine exactly how this bloodshed took place,” Ban said.

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