Monday, May 31, 2010

Gaza Flotilla Activists Launched Pre-Planned Attack on Israeli Commandos

Not a lot of time to get on top of this story (I'm still recovering from my weekend reporting in Arizona), but check Doug Ross, "IDF: Flotilla refused security inspection; film shows humanitarians knifing Israeli soldier; other Israelis were shot by terror-linked IHH members." Also, at The Other McCain, "Flotilla of Fools vs. Israeli Navy."

Any action by Israel in defense of its national interests is
always condemned by the "international community." But the IDF video below is pretty conclusive. See, "Video Update: Demonstrators Use Violence Against Navy Soldiers Boarding Ship." (Via Memeorandum.) And at Haaretz, "Israeli commandos: Gaza flotilla crew tried to lynch us."

A second IDF video shows Israeli forces communicating with the flotilla:

Further, the "peace activists" invoked the killing of Jews:

And breaking at Jerusalum Post, "Netanyahu cancels upcoming Obama meeting, returns to Israel."

Background reporting is at Wall Street Journal, "
Israeli Clash at Sea Inflames Tension."