(NBC) - The wife of former ambassador Edward Peck says Israel has confirmed her husband is headed home.
He was one of 700 activists on a Turkish ship delivering aid to Gaza when Israel's Navy seized it. At least 10 were killed. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said he condemns this violence and more violence in protests around the world.
In Washington, Palestinian supporters demonstrated in front of the White House. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a meeting with President Obama today to head home and deal with the incident.
He is defending the raid.
"They were mobbed. They were clubbed. They were beaten, stabbed. There was even a report of gunfire and our soldiers had to defend themselves," said Netanyahu.
Israel's Military released pictures of some of the weapons they say they were attacked with.
"Israel has no right to intercept those people who came to show solidarity with the Palestinian people," said Ahmed Yousef of Hamas.
"This is a clear manifestation of Israel's determination to undermine the will of the Palestinian people," said Palestinian Presidential Aide Sabri Seidam, condemning Israel in Gaza and around the world.