If the spokesperson for the Gaza Flotilla says there would be no real resistence:
Audrey Bomse, a spokesperson for the Free Gaza Movement, which is behind the convoy, told the BBC Israel's actions were disproportionate.And if Al Jazeera assures us that there were no weapons on board the ships
"We were not going to pose any violent resistance. The only resistance that there might be would be passive resistance such as physically blocking the steering room, or blocking the engine room downstairs, so that they couldn't get taken over. But that was just symbolic resistance."
...In fact, organizers tell us that all the ships taking part in the flotilla have been thoroughly searched and cleared by custom authorities in the countries which they departed from.There where did these come from?
...All these people, young and old, are all civilians and they are armed with nothing--that is aside from their sheer determination to help the people of Gaza.
This video gives a better overview of the "sheer determination" of the ambushers on the Gaza Flotilla:
As the IDF blog notes, these are pictures of:
the weapons found on the Mavi Marmara ship where today, when IDF soldiers attempted to board the ship and redirect it to the Ashdod Port, the activists on board lynched the soldiers in a planned attack. They used knives, metal rods, firebombs and other weapons to attack the soldiers.Firebombs.
Apparently the 'peace activists' had more 'sheer determination' than the customs authorities.
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