Israel: Activists on Gaza sail had weapons
Ronen Medzini
Published: 31.05.10, 11:24
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1. Piracy 101 for African Pirates
chris ,   USA   (05.31.10)
and that's how you pirate a fleet in international waters and terrorize the crew my dear somalis...
2. pirates angry that crew had weapons haha
Chris ,   USA   (05.31.10)
this is a new one... i mean what were they thinking... attacking the pirates!!! were is this world going to when crew members on board a fleet attack armed militants boarding the ship in international waters... jesus... i propose somali pirates file a lawsuit against shipping fleets that keep arms on board for protection... this is just not right...
3. Boarding ships then confronting passengers is plain stupid
Chris ,   UK   (05.31.10)
4. BRAVO IDF for another fatal failuire
nomad ,   Haifa   (05.31.10)
this is another fatal failuire for our great IDF. HOPE Political level handel this issue with wisdome.
5. weapons
hakim ,   PALESTINE   (05.31.10)
My A@@.... The world is sick and tired of your dirty little games...
6. Pictures don't lie - these agitators tried to kill troops
Brian Cohen ,   Judean Peoples Front   (05.31.10)
The TV pictures are very clear when you see them in slow motion. While various "activists" are beating IDF soldiers with large metal bars, you clearly see one of the "peace activists" raise his hand with a large knife and repeatedly stab an IDF soldier. Peaceful resistance? No. Peace activists? Of course not. Turkish supported agitators? Yes, but why is Turkey doing this? Why is Turkey trying to suck up to Hamas and Iran? And how long will the Turkish armed forces sit by while the Islamic extremism in Turkey worsens? That is the key question that comes out of this whole episode.
7. ridiculous
this is the end   (05.31.10)
The thing is, the Israelis are not realizing how ridiculous their analysis look to outsiders! Ynet, are you serious?!!! Anyway, Israel is going down... FAST! Please, just continue what you are doing...
8. If you live by the gun you die by the gun
Eric..... ,   Israel..........   (05.31.10)
If you come to Israel with a gun in your hand your looking for trouble.If you come in peace you will find peace.Turkey and its organizers are responsible for this uncalled for tragedy.
9. The terrorists have been stopped...
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (05.31.10)
Maybe this will be a lesson for future wannabe terrorist tourists...
10. I hope the cameras were rolling the entire time...
Dan the Jafa ,   Auckland, Aotearoa   (05.31.10)
...When the blocade runners attacked the soldiers with knives and clubs, and especially when they were found in possession of firearms. Kinda blows all their LIEberal 'peacemonger' propaganda out of the water.
11. I hope the IDF had their own camera crew
Ilan ,   Ariel   (05.31.10)
While this clearly shows an 'activist' attacking a solider I think that if the IDF had sent in their own camera crew (and hopefully they did) they would have even better footage of this.
12. editing?
grah ,   bronx, united states   (05.31.10)
Is there any reason YNET edited down all the footage to a 2:30 video that distorts what actually happened? I'm sure they could have found hosting for the full video which is well over four times this length.
13. Put camera's on the helmets of every IDF soldier
14. These provocations will weaken all states
Michael   (05.31.10)
despite the arab assault on deligitimizing Israel. These tactics will be used against other states. Because at the end of the day israel is a legitimate State like any other. There are many anarchists who see Israel as a test case to see what other states will or will not tolerate. if the E.U. or any other organization/ country decide to display their holier than thou attitude it will just play right into the hands of global anarchists. Countries that support non-citizens/ individual's right to disregard state laws risk opening a pandora's box that will not just affect Israel sovereignity but every states' sovereignity. What will stop 100,000 chinese boating their way to the Philipines? or a 200,000 haitians floating their wat to Miami? The world should tread very carefully.
15. Should have just sunk the ship
Danny   (05.31.10)
16. --
AY ,   UK   (05.31.10)
Israel lead to an unavoidable middle eastern war
17. #4 "our"? you are nomad
Lya ,   Modiin   (05.31.10)
what "our" you are talking about?
18. to #5 yep they had weapons, I see you can't
ghostq   (05.31.10)
handle the truth.
19. underestimating the enemy
Israel Israeli ,   Tel Aviv   (05.31.10)
The people on the boats were not activists but racists who believe that Jews are subhumans. Soldiers aren't trained to deal with that kind of hatred. Why didn't Israel send the only force who enjoys violence: the YSM. If the racists had attacked YSM stormtroopers with knives and clubs, everything would be different. The YSM would have loved the challenge, easily disarming the racist with a level of non-lethal violence that would leave the racists scared of Israel for life. It seems that someone in the IDF wanted this incident to end badly.
20. Gaza Flotilla
kevin j lee ,   Glsgow/UK   (05.31.10)
Israel! I woudnt beat yourself up over this,it was a planned confrontation,that could not have been prevented,other than by,a storm or a complete sinking of all vessels concerned.There was a Female MK on Sky News,this morning,who commented that Israel had used the wrong approach,in its use of arms,as this was only a Psychological confontation,and could have been solved using mediation.All violence,is Psychological,but it does not share a common method of diffusing.especially when its a planned attack,on many fronts. kjl.
21. #8 - eric: they didnt want to come to israel.
eporue ,   europe   (05.31.10)
they wanted to go to gaza, possibly crossing some israeli water... this was enough to die ?
22. Withdrawal from Gaza
Boris ,   Jerusalem   (05.31.10)
This was the Left's brilliant idea. Thank G-d Barak and Fuad are going to take the heat on this.
23. wake up world
coskun ,   istanbul turkey   (05.31.10)
they was carry to humanitarian aid not any gun if they were have a gun they was use the guns not stick!!!
24. No..
John ,   Herzliya, Israel   (05.31.10)
This was not enough to die. What it was needed was to attack the soldiers, and if you watch the TV, you can see (btw, filmed by pissnicks, not by IDF) how brutally they were beating IDF soldiers.
25. to #16 you created gaza and the situation
ghostq   (05.31.10)
don't blame Israel for what you left behind, and just in case you didn't noticed NK SK r also hitting up, also in the Balkan area, sound like you ignor first warning of global political shift by blaming the jews as you Brits always do you ignor the radical communism and Islam that runn amoke throughout the world, I think your country will never learn not untill as aways london will be on fire, once again.
26. #6 your naive
Don Saliman ,   Nahal Oz, Israel   (05.31.10)
It does not matter what the film shows, or what the facts are, the world will ignore that and blame Israel for everything. Israel will never win, no matter what happens
27. Good point Michael. #14. We'll see!
KO ,   UK   (05.31.10)
28. Well done Israel. Glad no troops were lost.
The 11th Man ,   London   (05.31.10)
29. what's up with the masks???
chris ,   USA   (05.31.10)
it's like a green light for for the idf to commit massacres and crimes of war... why would the IDF hide the faces of it's members??? robbers and murderers i understand... but an army?? ... then again there's not much difference obviously...
30. Sorry for Injured IDF soldiers
Art ,   Sydney   (05.31.10)
I'm sorry that brave IDF soldiers were injured in this operation. More force should have been brought to bear earlier and we should never have assumed that this bunch of maritime criminals and anti-semites were going to go about their business peacefully again the IDF didn't respond strongly enough Next time, bomb them out of the water - no harm should come to IDF personnel in any event, well done Israel!!
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