Documentation that flotilla planned on violence

A day before the confrontation with Israel a university lecturer revealed on Hamas TV that the Gaza flotilla’s commander had announced that the participants were planning to use “resistance,” the Palestinian euphemism for violence, against “the Zionists.” He added that the participants sought to die as Martyrs, even more than they wanted to reach Gaza.

Demonstrators Use Violence Against Israeli Navy Soldiers Attempting to Board Ship

Early this morning, IDF Naval Forces boarded six ships attempting to break the maritime closure of the Gaza Strip. This happened after numerous warnings from Israel and the Israeli Navy that were issued prior to the action. The Israel Navy requested the ships to redirect toward Ashdod where they would be able to unload their…

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Weapons Found on the Flotilla Ship Mavi Marmara Used by Activists Against IDF Soldiers

During a search aboard the maritime vessel Mavi Marmara, IDF forces uncovered a cache of weapons including many knives, slingshots, rocks, smoke bombs, metal rods, improvised sharp metal objects, sticks and clubs, 5KG hammers, firebombs and gas masks in case IDF forces fired riot dispersal means at the activists as they violently attacked the soldiers.…

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The “Gaza Flotilla” – Terrorism or Civil-Disobedience?

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #235, May 31, 2010 Tell me who are your supporters/organizers and I’ll tell who you are! Israel’s Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center sheds light on the nature of Turkey’s IHH, the chief organizer of the flotilla to Gaza (http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/hamas_e105.htm): 1. The radical Islamic, anti-Western IHH…

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"Peace activists" strike again on Israel's shores

By Jerusalem Diaries Four Israeli soldiers were wounded in this morning’s operation against the Gaza flotilla. Ten activists reportedly were killed in the violent confrontation. Exactly the kind of escalation many of us predicted after the Rachel Corrie tragedy in 2003, when the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) sent Corrie into a military zone and she…

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