i won't go into arguments over who is the villain and who is the saint in this case, also, im pretty sure that 90% of the surfers in this website (al - jazira) are pro-Palestinians and would love to see the Zionist "devil" burn to the ground …. Ill just lay out some facts, facts that anyone with a brain and open eyes cannot deny , pro Palestinian or pro Israeli .
1. Since 2001, Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups in Gaza have fired over 4000 rockets deliberately or indiscriminately at civilian areas in Israel. This attacks caused dozens of deaths thousands of injuries and billions in damage.
Link to a report made by the human watch organization (a pro Palestinian organization ) http://www.hrw.org/en/node/84867/section/2
This is the reason for the blockade over the Gaza strip. There is no other way to prevent weapons and explosives (funded by Iran) from entering the strip and causing the death of Israeli civilians.
2. The Gaza flotilla, was 'marketed' as humanitarian aid, but its motives were different. The organizers rejected Israel's offer to transport any aid supplies to Gaza through Israel after examining them under the supervision of the flotilla organizers. Rejecting such an offer shows that the flotilla had only one cause. Braking the siege on gaza and creating a provocation http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3897575,00.html
3. The people on the marmara are claimed to be human rights activists. How many peace loving human rights activists do you know arm there self with this quantity and variety of weapons ?
4. The most important thing: the Israeli army and police raided 6 boats. on 5 of them there were no injuries (that I know of) and surely no deaths . on board the marmara there were 9 dead and 40 injured (7 of them IDF soldiers). You ask why those people were killed? Just watch these movies shot in real time and tell me that you would have acted differently if you were an IDF soldier.
p.s – the Israeli commando boarded the ships with no assault rifles , just paint ball guns (as clearly shown it the films) and a hand gun with an order to use only in case of a threat on their life. I don’t think that 9 mm hand guns are the best choice if u want to commit a massacre ….
there is a lot more footage and proofs if u just look 4 them .
you have been trying to kill us for 3000 years ..... whats new ? you havent suceeded than and you wont suceed now.