The U.N. report came out on 5 days ago and it has been pretty much ignored by the American media. I read about it here: http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/10/01/flotilla/index.html
I couldn’t comment on this better than Glenn Greenwald did himself:
"The fact that a 19-year-old American citizen was one of the dead – among those whom the report concluded was “summarily executed” by the Israelis – makes the U.S. Government’s silence here all the more appalling. One of the prime duties of a government is to safeguard the welfare of its own citizens. It’s inconceivable for most governments in the world to remain silent in the face of formal findings that a foreign nation “summarily executed” one of its own citizens.
One of the reasons Turkey was so emphatic in its condemnation of Israel was because the dead were Turkish citizens; that’s what governments do when a foreign nation kills its own citizens. Yet not only does the U.S. Government sit silently, but its prior statements defending Israel were disgustingly cavalier. Virtually the entire world – literally – vehemently condemned Israel for what it did here, yet the U.S. refused and continues to refuse to do so, notwithstanding these findings that one of its own citizens was essentially murdered."
"The circumstances of the killing of at least six of the passengers were in a manner consistent with an extra-legal, arbitrary and summary execution. Furkan Dogan and Ibrahim Bilgen were shot at near range while the victims were lying injured on the top deck. Cevdet Kiliclar, Cengiz Akyuz, Cengiz Songur and Cetin Topcuoglu were shot on the bridge deck while not participating in activities that represented a threat to any Israeli soldier.
In these instances and possibly other killings on the Mavi Marmara, Israeli forces carried out extralegal, arbitrary and summary executions prohibited by international human rights law, specifically article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights."