Israeli commandos storm aid flotilla; 9 killed

An Israeli armed naval boat, right, escorts a ship from the Gaza-bound flotilla, center, with Israeli troops on board into the port of Ashdod, Israel, Monday, May 31, 2010. (Ariel Schalit)

May 31, 2010 11:41:12 AM PDT
Israeli naval commandos stormed a flotilla of ships carrying aid and hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists to the blockaded Gaza Strip on Monday, killing nine passengers in a botched raid that provoked international outrage and a diplomatic crisis.