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    • Jules
    • 27.10.10 | 13:10 (IST)

    That's a lie, and you know that; the soldiers used paintball guns first to disperse the fanatics, and opened fire only after several of their comrades were wounded and thrown overboard. The flotilla was a deliberate provocation to deliver "humanitarian goods" (like expired medications) to Gaza whose leadership directly and unequivocally declared the total destruction of Israel as their ultimate goal. Despite many diplomatic efforts made by Israel to convince the government of Turkey to prevent the trouble, the flotilla was dispatched. The Israelis have demonstrated extreme restraint; just imagine a "flotilla" delivering whatever to the PKK and the obvious potential reaction of the Turkey's army to such an act of war.

    from the article: Istanbul and Tel Aviv can fix what Ankara and Jerusalem broke
    First published 02:10 27.10.10 | Last updated 02:10 27.10.10
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