Since the IDF soldiers attacked and boarded the ships, the IDF attacked cannot rationally claim "self-defence". Honestly, one would have to be brain dead to believe that claim.
The IDF is reporting this as a well planned "lynch". Note the choice of language?
Intended to create the idea of a racist attack by an out of control mob, against the poor victim state of Israel.
The spin has begun....
The boat, it is being reported was attacked in International Waters. The IDF is blocking all information coming from the ships. Israel has censored all information regarding casualties and wounded.
A sampling of the fall out-
Two Australians that were on board were found safe. I am certain that is good news to their families.
Turkey is responding by withdrawing it's ambassador, cancelling joint military drills and calling on the UN to convene an emergency session. They have warned Israel this action could have grave consequences. Meanwhile the people of Turkey have taken to the streets in protest
The UN? Acting in legitimate humanitarian terms? Laughable. If they ever had, the siege on Gaza would not be continuing, and so many other attrocities would not have happened.
Here is a quote from Ban Ki Moon
"It is vital that there is a full investigation to determine exactly how this bloodshed took place. I believe Israel must urgently provide a full explanation," he said at a press conference in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.
He may as well be saying, there will be a full cover-up and Israel can do it.
The Arab League, meanwhile, urged member states to "reconsider" their dealings with Israel.
"Israel's attack indicates Israel is not ready for peace. Israel attacked the liberty fleet because it feels it is above the law," Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa said in Doha.
"There is no benefit in dealing with Israel in this manner and we must re-assess our dealing with Israel," he said.
The EU condemns the attack Speaking on behalf of the EU and Spain
Turkey, Germany, France Lead Condemnation of Israeli Ship Raid
Spanish Secretary of State for the EU Diego Lopez Garrido has condemned Israel's action, calling it "unacceptable."
"Both the Spanish government and in its role as current president of the EU wishes to express its utmost condemnation of this action," he said.
Turkey said its relations with Israel may not recover, and European nations including Germany and France issued condemnations after Israeli troops stormed an international aid flotilla bound for Gaza.
Very early footage taken by a reporter on board