Keep your arms, gentiles! You will need them!
Fighting broke out between the activists and the masked Israeli troops, who rappelled on to deck from helicopters before dawn.
Israeli commandos board one of the flotilla's vessels
A spokeswoman for the flotilla, Greta Berlin, said she had been told ten people had been killed and dozens wounded, accusing Israeli troops of indiscriminately shooting at "unarmed civilians". But an Israeli radio station said that between 14 and 16 were dead in a continuing operation.
"How could the Israeli military attack civilians like this?" Ms Berlin said. "Do they think that because they can attack Palestinians indiscriminately they can attack anyone?
The confrontation took place in international waters 80 miles off the Gaza coast.
Turkish television meanwhile showed hundreds of protesters trying to storm the Israeli consulate in Istanbul.
"deplorable incident, which took place in open seas and constitutes a fragrant breach of international law"
Still whining for Ezrahell?