You seem to be a rational, reasonable person. Good comment, up to a point. May I remind you that six - count them six - ships were boarded by the IDF that day. Five of those boardings were without incident. There was violence on only one ship, and on that ship there were so-called peace activists armed with knives, wooden bats, metal bars. I ask you, who do you suppose might have started the fight?
Islamist militants attack African Union base in southern Somalia (Reuters)