For "a reader": (1) Israel has killed more civilians since 2006 than anybody. This inspires hatred, and not just be those directly affected. If Israel condemns "terrorism" Israel must not act like a terrorist group. Other nations, particularly those in the region should not ignore this fact. (2) Your comments indicate that you must be a regular reader of my posts. I am happy that you keep an interest. Best regards For Arnold: Israel's supporters often try to pain the flotilla passengers as militants looking for a fight. You know of course that they neglected to bring guns or bombs, right? Any "militants" that plan a fight with Israeli commandos would normally be armed with something other than a kitchen knife or a club. The IDF boarded the baot in international waters. The passengers are allowed to repulse such an aggressive attack. We often see situations in which the IDF kills a bunch of people and sustains no casualties. Isral's supporters automatically blame the victims. It is not convincing and such justifications only make the original offense look worse.
Clashes between IDF and protesters in Bethlehem and East Jerusalem (Reuters)
from the article: 'Israel closes missions in Turkey due to Hezbollah threat'