Everybody is absolutely outraged - outraged! - this morning at the news that more than 10 people have been killed after Israeli commandos stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip. Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board.
It is predictable that the mainstream media has gone all out in depicting the Israelis as barbaric aggressors terrorising a peaceful aid ship, but even the BBC has to give the Israeli side of the story, even if it was immediately glossed over: "Israel says its soldiers were shot at and attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting."
Is that really it? Israel "says" this happened but it's unclear? In fact, you can clearly see in the video posted on the BBC website that IDF soldiers are being attacked with knives and clubs, although Auntie does not see fit to mention this little factoid.
And let's not forget the fact that even before it set out, many people setting sail on the flottila were quite happily bragging about martyrdom and singing popular jihadist warcries including: "Khaybar, Khaybar, O Jews! The army of Muhammad will return!" Khaybar was the location of an oasis where the Islamic Prophet Muhammad butchered many innocent Jewish farmers, tortured their leaders to death, stole their wealth and raped their women, as I have previously described here. Those who chant the name of Khaybar in the context of Israel clearly approve of unprovoked aggressive wars of conquest against the Jewish state, and are obviously not "peace activists".
Needless to say, the groups involved in the "Freedom Flotilla" were actually radical outfits like the International Solidarity Movement, which commits itself to resisting via "armed struggle" what it sees (wrongly) as "Israeli violence and occupation". It also condones Palestinian terrorism against Israeli civilians. There is also the Turkish IHH, or "International Relief Fund", which has been outlawed by Israel due to its extensive links with Hamas, al-Qaeda and other global jihadist groups.
Bottom line: this "humanitarian" flotilla was in reality full of Jew-hating jihadist scum, who had no qualms about resorting to violence themselves, and ultimately support Hamas' plan of antisemitic genocide as outlined in its own Charter. Would that the IDF had sunk it without a trace.
UPDATE: Here is video of the Israeli navy warning the "peaceful" flotilla to either return to its countries of origin or to land in Ashdod, where the Israelis would assist the activists in delivering their aid by land to Gaza. At the end, you can just about hear this raving bunch of humanitarians reject this reasonable offer, saying: "Negative. Our destination is Gaza."
And still the world screams at Israel.