They were not armed to defend their lives because their lives were never threatened,they were armed to attack ,lynch and kill.They could easily disarm soldiers and arrest them,but they preferred violence that resulted in death of 10 people and for that I'm supposed to sympathize with them? First you have to show me the law permitting to kill someone rather then arrest him. A perfect example of how low so called humanists can sink.Savages trying to kill people,lynch them even if white flag is waving above their heads.The white flag they hung themselves and that became a trap for naive IDFs who boarded the boat with paintball guns....
Israeli justice minister: Pollard will be released November 20 (Haaretz)
from the article: Barak: In the Middle East, there is no mercy for the weak