"CIVILIANS"? Are you joking? The 6th ship in the flotilla was full of Jihadists, Ships own video camera's...that the terrorists forget to disable or were unaware of...clearly show those "civilians" preparing for a fight. Cutting guardrails from the ship into weapons, using stun grenades and attacking the IDF as they boarded. Taking into account that the first 5 ships went to the Israeli port without any problems, and the video evidence against the 6th ship is overwhelming, they started the conflict just for PR. The fact is if the situation was reversed and the same evidence indicted the IDF you would be screaming bloody murder. But because it proves terrorists on the 6th ship you simply make excuses.
Clashes between IDF and protesters in Bethlehem and East Jerusalem (Reuters)