"it was a tragic mistake" I'm reminded of an old Pogo cartoon. Albert has drunk a glass of water holding Mrs. Frog's polliwog, and everybody's running around franticly trying to see what to do about it. Pogo tells the porcupine "Oh no! Albert has done eaten the polliwog baby by mistake!" And Porky gives Albert the eye and yells "People don't eat other people BY MISTAKE!" It's absurd to think that the Israeli military didn't know who they were sinking. That dog won't hunt. But why does that matter? They were doing the right thing. The americans were entirely in the wrong. They should not have been there. They stayed after they were repeatedly ordered away. Israel had every right to sink that ship. And anyway they apologised. Israel is America's best ally, practically the only real ally. You've got to admire them for slapping down the USA every now and then when the USA gets way out of line.
First refugees travelling on Hungarian bus arrive at Austrian border (Reuters)
from the article: Secret Israeli report: U.S. cozying up to Palestinians