"[The flotilla is] a dangerous provocation that is being organized by western and Islamic extremist elements to aid Hamas." - Israeli Government// Of course the flotilla is not organized "to aid Hamas". It is organized to call attention to the Gaza economic disaster, which ISRAEL is causing in order to FIGHT Hamas. People who are against collective punishment (illegal under international law) are NOT automatically FOR those who deserve the punishment but for those who do not deserve it. What is the point of issuing such misleading threats? And now we hear that "chemicals" will be used against the IDF. Probably mace, if even true, but Israel knows exactly what these chemicals are and not telling the public so people should think it is acid or worse.
Three Turkish soldiers killed, 14 wounded in PKK attack in southeast, army says (Reuters)
from the article: Activists: Gaza flotilla will set sail next week