Schumer Believes Gaza Flotilla May Be Connected to Al Qaeda

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Chuck Schumer, who has gotten pretty protective of Israel as of late, is now calling on the State Department to investigate whether the Turkish group who funded the flotilla attempting to break Israel’s Gaza blockade is connected to Al Qaeda. The senator said he is sending a letter to Hillary Clinton requesting the department look into reports that the organization — Insani Yardim Vakfi — has ties to terror groups. “The American people and the world deserve the full story,” he told reporters. What about the U.N.'s international investigation, currently in preliminary stages, into the raid? "I have very little faith in the United Nations doing an investigation," Schumer dismissed.

Schumer calls for State Dept. to investigate Al Qaeda ties to Gaza flotilla [NYDN]