The best thing Israel could have done with bad news like this - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nick
    • 30.06.10 | 06:49 (IDT)

    Is to surrender to some sense of national remorse over 9 souls that were snuffed on a stated humanitarian mission instead of shallowly painting them as terrorists and spitting on their graves while their families and country were still grieving. The ship had no weapons or armaments for Hamas. The Flotilla, indeed, did not even get on the way to Gaza until about 2 years after NGOs like Amnesty International were already decrying "humanitarian concerns" in Gaza. The governments of Cyprus and Turkey had said that the ships cargos were inspected. Mossad agents were even able to get to them in order to sabotage them supposedly. So how is it that 9 people on that ship ended up with multiple bullets 90 miles out in International Waters when all they possibly had cheap parts of the ship railing (clubs) and knives (no knives seen in the videos)? Israeli soldiers in flak jackets repelling from helicopters with automatic rifles, that's how. The training of these soldiers should have minimized casualties. We shouldn't be getting reports of American citizens shot 4 times in the head and once in the chest from up close. There's no way you need that many bullets to stop a 19 year old from attacking you with a hand weapon. Maybe to snuff the life out of him, sure...

    from the article: Despite wider remit, soldiers won't be questioned in Gaza flotilla probe
    First published 02:29 30.06.10 | Last updated 02:29 30.06.10
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