Turks Pray For Gaza Victims As Activists Fly Home

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Tens of thousands of angry Turks chanted anti-Israeli slogans at funeral prayers for victims of the Gaza aid flotilla attack, after activists detained in the raid flew home to a heroes' welcome.Meanwhile the Jewish state suffered a new diplomatic blow when South Africa recalled its ambassador in protest at Israel's commando assault Monday in which nine people were killed.And a new boat carrying Malaysian and Irish activists was set to arrive off Gaza at the weekend.But US Vice President Joe Biden said Israel had a right to act as it did and US Middle East envoy George Mitchell warned that the tragedy should not be allowed to undermine the peace process.Israel, which says it will not allow any attempt to pierce its blockade of the Palestinian enclave, rejected moves to set up an international inquiry into the incident."Damn Israel! Israel is the angel of death!" chanted the crowd in Istanbul's Fatih Mosque, as the coffins of eight activists were laid on marble stands, covered with both