“The Israelis are running very scared now. They don’t know what to do but they have been successful, at least, this week in postponing, yet again, the report that shows there was an unprovoked attack with eight Turkish and one US citizens killed,” Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst, tells Press TV in an exclusive interview.
Tel Aviv has been hard trying to mend its damaged relations with Ankara, devastated since the flotilla attack, before the publication of the report.
“The Israelis have lost Egypt, they’ve now lost Turkey, and they have the Palestinians adopting a new, very inventive method of resistance called civil disobedience, unarmed disobedience on their borders,” McGovern said.
Turkey has repeatedly said that the relations between the two sides can only be restored if Tel Aviv would apologize for the attack, compensate the families of those killed and the injured, and lift its deadly blockade on the Gaza Strip.
On May 31, 2010, Israeli commandos attacked the six-vessel Gaza Freedom Flotilla in international waters to prevent the convoy from breaching its crippling blockade on the Palestinian territory.
In the assault, nine Turkish nationals, including a teenager with Turkish-US dual citizenship, were killed and dozens were injured.
(www.presstv.ir / 26.07.2011)