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Monday, May 31, 2010 

Gaza flotilla fiends attacked soldiers

When I first heard about the racist chants the flotilla members trying to sail to Gaza were blaring out (and there may be more about this over here), it was bad enough. Now, we discover that they even tried to attack the boarding soldiers with weapons and steal at least one handgun, forcing the IDF to respond with lethal force in self-defense. Here's one report from the Jerusalem Post for starters (via Jihad Watch):
A commando who participated in the raid said that the attack "looked like the Ramallah lynch." IDF said the activists had prepared to kill the soldiers. The soldiers boarded the ships at about 2 a.m. Monday morning after the soldiers called on the ship to stop, or follow them to the Ashdod Port several hours earlier.

According to IDF reports, at least 15 activists were killed during the ensuing clashes and dozens were wounded. Some of the wounded were evacuated to Israeli hospitals by Air Force helicopters.

Five Navy commandos were also wounded, some of them from gunfire. At least two soldiers were seriously wounded.

[...]

Upon boarding the ships, the soldiers encountered fierce resistance from the passengers who were armed with knives, bats and metal pipes. The soldiers used non-lethal measures to disperse the crowd. The activists, according to an IDF report, succeeded in stealing two handguns from soldiers and opened fire, leading to an escalation in violence.

[...]

"It was like a well-planned lynch,” one IDF officer said. “These people were anything but peace activists.”
There can be no doubt this was planned - and hoped for - by the alleged activists who organized this flotilla. And as Caroline Glick (via Atlas Shrugs) wrote earlier:
Courtesy of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Thursday Israel will again be the target of a jihadist-leftist propaganda assault. A flotilla of nine ships which set sail for Gaza from Cyprus earlier this week is scheduled to arrive at our doorstep.

The expressed aim of the flotilla's organizers is to unlawfully provide aid and comfort to Hamas - an illegal terrorist organization. Since it seized power in Gaza three years ago, Hamas, which is openly committed to the genocide of world Jewry and the physical eradication of Israel, has transformed the Gaza Strip into a hub of the global jihad. It has been illegally holding hostage Gilad Schalit incommunicado for four years. And it is continuously engaged in a massive, Iranian-financed arms buildup ahead of its next assault.

Beyond providing aid to Hamas, the declared aim of the "Free Gaza" movement is to coerce Israel into providing Hamas with an outlet to the sea. This too is in contravention of international law which expressly prohibits states and non-state actors from providing any support to terrorist organizations.
A jihadist-leftist assault it definitely was alright. More from the Israel News Agency (also via Jihad Watch):
Israel was well aware that this was not a humanitarian love boat trek but rather an exercise in Islamic digital PR.

The organizers of the Palestine Flotilla to Gaza consisted of some of the worst global terror groups including Hamas, Islamic Jihad, al-Qaeda and their fund raisers the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation.

What made this Palestine PR stunt or electronic Jihad exercise even more barbaric was the blatant use of volunteers on the ship who had good and true humanitarian intentions.

Some of these humanitarian volunteers were unaware that they were being used by the terror group Hamas as Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation used both diplomats and volunteers from the UK, the US, Sweden, France, Germany and other countries as human shields as Hamas attacked a peaceful IDF boarding force with guns, knives and clubs.
Honestly, why are people throwing away their future over political excrement like this? Parents who don't want their children to end up in situations like this must teach them not to associate themselves with characters like the organizers of this abomnation.

Predictably, moonbats like those in the UN have condemned Israel's right to self-defense, and if there's something that's otherwise been missed, it's that contrary to what some might claim, Gaza isn't as stricken with a humanitarian crisis as some might think. Here's more and more and more about some of the MSM's own dirty tricks in the wake of this very serious case.

Update: here's some videos that tell quite a bit more:


Via Isreally Cool.

Others on the subject include Hot Air (plus, another one), Israel Matzav, Melanie Phillips, The Augean Stables (plus another and another one), Power Line (plus, another and another one), Infidel Bloggers Alliance, Joshuapundit (plus, another one), Matzav.Com, Tundra Tabloids (plus, another one), The Weekly Standard, Maggie's Notebook, Daas Torah, Yourish, Reaganite Republican Resistance, Bookworm Room, Israel Truth Times (plus, another one), Fousesquawk, Yoni the Blogger, Commentary, Daled Amos, Diana West (plus, another one),

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The responsibility for the outcome of today's development rests with Turkey.

It instigated an act of war against Israel knowing the consequences would be catastrophic. It has no right to act as the aggrieved party.

Israel owes no one apologies for acting in self defense.

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