Flotilla fiends threw stun grenades, and al Qaeda operatives were among them
They even had slingshots with Hezbollah marked on them, and there were a couple of al Qaeda mercenaries amongst the "activists" as well (Hat tip: Jim Hoft):
The ongoing interrogation of passengers who were aboard the Marmara – the Gaza aid flotilla’s flagship – revealed that the majority of those who attacked the Israeli Naval Commandos boarding the ship have direct and indirect Global Jihad ties.WCBS has this news from Michael Oren, Israeli ambassador:
Israel’s investigation has revealed some 100 people infiltrated the peace and humanitarian aid activists making their way to Gaza, with the explicit design to attack Israeli soldiers using cold arms.
Some among that group are believed to have ties with World Jihad groups, mainly al-Qaeda.
The majority of suspects are Turks, but some are Yemenites and Indonesian. One Yemenite Islamist was photographed with a dagger in his belt prior to the raid.
The suspects are not cooperating with investigators. Most of them have no identification papers, and Israeli authorities are still trying to ascertain their identity.
Israel also said terrorists were involved that have ties to al Qaeda.Here's more from MEMRI and FOX News. These are some of the filthiest people on the planet who took part in this clearly planned attack on the army, which may even be Turkey's way of telling how they're returning to hostility against Israel.
“I believe that the organization involved in organizing the Turkish part of the flotilla was deeply linked to Islamic extremist organizations in the world,” Ambassador Oren said. “This is not just Israel’s conclusions. There is evidence from the CIA.”
Update: here's some more info at the Weekly Standard.