There might not have been a State of Israel without that action at the time. I watched the smoke of the burning ship and heard the explosions from Ben Shemen, where I was isolated with a handful of soldiers since March 16 for four and a half months with few weapons. We came close to a shooting war among two factions among us.
15 police officers killed in Colombia helicopter crash (Reuters)
from the article: Defense Ministry: Altalena fallen were 'murdered'