THE Government of Tanzania has strongly condemned Israel's attack on a Turkish flotilla bound for Gaza strip last Monday, saying such action is inhuman, provocative and offensive. A statement released today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, said that the government had received reports of the attacks with great shock and sadness. ''The government of the United Republic of Tanzania considers the disproportionate attack against a humanitarian mission as a clear violation of international law and at the same time aggravates the suffering of the civilian population in Gaza. ''The government has received with great shock and sadness reports that the Israeli naval forces attacked a Turkish flotilla which left 10 activists dead leaving 50 others injured,'' the statement reads. It further states that the continued Israeli blockade of the coastal territory unfairly hurts the people of Gaza. ''The government believes that the unprovoked action taken by Israeli military is a dangerous step that exacerbates tension and undermines peace efforts in the Middle East,'' the statement reads further. In this regard, the government is very concerned with the Israeli actions of deliberately hampering international efforts to resolve the long standing conflict in the region, according to the statement. ''The Tanzanian Government joins the international community to take firm and immediate action by conducting an inquiry into the matter, along side calling for the government of the state of Israel to lift its blockade imposed on the Gaza strip and to allow safe passage for humanitarian relief for the innocent civilians,'' concludes the statement Source: Daily News My Take: Really? Unprovoked?