The IDF DID use snipers to shoot passengers before the commandos even boarded. This is borne out by witness testimony, autopsy reports and the amount of bullet-holes left on the Marmara. This is nothing new in their operations against civiians. The IDF and the Israeli government's objective was to use any means, no matter how heinous, to ensure the blockade remains and to deter futute flotillas. Murder means nothing to the IDF - one has only to see what they do on a daily basis. The world is sickened by Israel.
President Rivlin meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican (Haaretz)
from the article: The chief of staff threatens