Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has supported the military action against the Freedom Flotilla, carrying humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip.
"The prime minister reiterated his full backing for the IDF and inquired about the well being of the wounded," Netanyahu’s office told AFP on Monday.
The Israeli navy killed at least 20 people aboard the ships, mostly Turkish nationals. About 50 others were also injured, according to Palestinian sources.
Netanyahu, who is currently in Canada, cancelled plans to meet US President Barack Obama in Washington on Tuesday in the wake of the deadly Israeli raid.
"Netanyahu decided to cut short his visit to Canada and return to Israel early," read an official statement, Reuters reported.
Meanwhile, the United Nations Security Council is scheduled to hold a meeting regarding the brutal assault later on Monday.
The humanitarian convoy was carrying thousands of tons of supplies and hundreds of politicians, activists and journalists.
The Flotilla was seeking to break Israel’s crippling blockade of Gaza and deliver basic necessities to the impoverished Palestinians living in the coastal enclave.