PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner condemned Israel's interception of an aid flotilla bound for the blockaded Gaza Strip on Monday and demanded an immediate inquiry into the incident.
I am profoundly shocked by the tragic consequences of the Israeli military operation against the Peace Flotilla for Gaza, Kouchner said in a statement.
Nothing can justify the use of violence such as this, which we condemn, he said.
The circumstances of this drama must be fully brought to light and we wish for a thorough inquiry to be put in place without delay. (Writing by James Mackenzie, Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)