Hamas is saying clearly and honestly, kill two birds with one stone. Work to break the seige and get us the aid that we need to function as a normal nation. Israsel denies them this. Israel decided to make an example of the Turkish ship. They knew what they were doing and they wanted to make it out as if that ship were a convoy of terrorists. They commited an act of piracy against an aid ship to send a message and they used Turlkey because it is a Muslim country. Invade and kill and when the crew resisted this take over, this act of piracy, they were murdered. And Israel felt it had gotten their message across: don't mess with us. But it backfired and world opinion is coming to view their actions in Gaza as a crime against humanity, and simply no longer believe the propaganda that these ships harbor "terrorists".
Condition of woman seriously wounded in Jerusalem stabbing attack slightly improves (Haaretz)
from the article: Libya-sponsored aid ship originally headed for Gaza enters Egypt port