Obviously the people aboard the flotilla are not humanists, they are political activists. No matter what they say, their actions of violence speak louder. I believe their mission to forcibly break the blockade is brilliant in its inception but dubious in character. Some aboard wanted violence and wanted martyrs (there were Muslim commentators saying this). Though I do not condone the death of 9 civilians/criminals/attackers/terrorists, I recognize that if I were to be part of a mob beating a soldier with a metal rod, my only intent being to injure/kill then I too am a target to be killed. Are you standing up for your actions?
Official: Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital (AP)
from the article: Barak: In the Middle East, there is no mercy for the weak