www.latimes.com -- Reports of 19 dead and dozens wounded aboard one of the six humanitarian aid vessels headed for Gaza which were violently intercepted by Israel have sparked outrage in Turkey, with early reports indicating that a number of the casualties are Turkish citizens. An estimated 10,000 angry protesters descended on the Israeli consulate in Istanbul after news broke early Monday morning that Israeli sea commandos had stormed the Mavi Marmara in international waters and opened fire. The BBC reported this afternoon that the ship, which was carrying 10,000 tons of aid to the besieged Gaza strip, is actually owned by the Istanbul municipal government.
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