Right after the raid on the Marmara the Navy claimed that the ship was not disabled because it would have taken days to bring her to port. Now, Eiland accepts the Navy's new improved claim that there was no safe way to disable the ship. This seems a fishy claim, also because a safe way is well known: Disable the motor and propeller by throwing a net or chain over it. The passengers could then have been evacuated by any ship in the sea, not necessarily Israeli, and goodbye. I am afraid this claim of the Navy is the easiest to falsify and thus discredit the entire "internal IDF investigation". As became known, the Navy actually TESTED the disabling approach, carrying a chain between two fast boats. It rejected this trick because it only worked half the time. So what? You try it twice with 75% of success, or 3 times with 87.5% success probability. Perhaps nobody there could work out the math... Needless to say, the fact that the soldiers were not trained to deal with hostile civilians is also remarkable and problematic.
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from the article: Netanyahu to Gaza flotilla probe: IDF coordinated the deadly raid