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Daybreak: Tension High as Gaza Terrorists Killed

Plus seventh ship peacefully boarded, and more in the news

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The Rachel Corrie entering Ashdod, Israel, Saturday.(David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty Images)

• At least four men the IDF identified as “terrorists” were killed off the Gaza coast Monday morning wearing naval suits and apparently planning an attack. [NYT]

• The navy peacefully intercepted and boarded the Rachel Corrie, the Irish-owned boat that attempted to run the blockade, on Saturday. The passengers are being deported. [ABC News]

• Israel is rejecting U.N. calls for an international commission, to include both Turkey and the United States, to investigate the flotilla raid, instead insisting on an internal probe that may involve international experts. [LAT]

• In Western capitals, the new fear is that Turkey is reorienting itself away from their alliances. [WP]

• The U.S. embassy is demanding a full investigation into the circumstances under which U.S. citizen Emily Henochowicz, 21, lost an eye at a demonstration last week. [Haaretz]

• Helen Thomas, 89, the so-called grand dame of the White House press corps, apologized for saying that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” and “go back home to Poland, Germany, America and everywhere else.” Expect further repercussions; apparently the White House Correspondents Association Board is currently meeting on the topic. [Ynet]

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phyllis nimkoff says:

Has Ms. Thomas historically held this ‘view’?
Were there indications early-on about her prejudices? Does she know anything about the history of Palestine at all?
I understand her colleagues have been trying to get rid of her for years, is that a known fact?

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