If one takes the time to watch the two hour film smuggled out of the raid, you will see that the commandos in Zodiacs were firing volleys of red paintballs at the passengers on the lower decks well before the drop of troops on the upper deck. This caused a lot of confusion as to whether a lethal attack was underway. It was a stupid arrogance that allowed the whole mess to escalate, and it is about time that the Israeli government stopped acting like children. Get off your ass and say "Sorry". What is so F--king complicated about that? As a non-Jew who has devoted a great deal of energy over his lifetime to the principle of a right to a Jewish homeland, I am ashamed of you.
PM postpones Israel-Germany summit marking 50 years of diplomatic ties (Haaretz)
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