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IDF Soldier Shot, Critically Wounded on Flotilla Boat
ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS.com - ARUTZ SHEVA ^ | Published: 05/31/10, 12:18 AM / Last Update: 05/31/10, 12:19 AM | by Rachel Sylvetsky and Eli Stutz

Posted on 05/31/2010 12:32:16 AM PDT by Cindy

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/137780

“Militants Aboard Flotilla Open Fire on IDF Soldiers”

SNIPPET: “The IDF reports that the crew of the Gaza-bound flotilla lay in wait for the IDF to board their vessel and then attacked IDF soldiers, opening fire on them. One crew member reportedly snatched a gun from an IDF soldier and then opened fire on the troops. Another soldier was stabbed in the stomach with a sharp object. The soldier is in moderate condition and was transferred for medical treatment by helicopter to Rambam Hospital in Haifa. Doctors there determined he would require surgery. Three other soldiers were also wounded and were transferred to Tel Hashomer hospital.

According to the IDF spokesperson, the crew of the flotilla were not peaceful humanitarians, but rather militants who were preparing for provocation and violence, and were planning to stage a “lynch” of the Israeli soldiers.”

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Israel
KEYWORDS: dncintifada; flotilla; gaza; hamas; humanrightactivists; humanrightsactivists; israel; judeophobia; leftistantisemitism; liberalantisemitism; obamahatesisrael; obamahatesjews; obamaintifada; propalestinianwar; standwithisrael; terrorism

1 posted on 05/31/2010 12:32:17 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKOmLP4yHb4

“Israeli Navy Addresses a Ship in the Flotilla and Offers it to Dock in the Ashdod Port”

(Added May 30, 2010)


2 posted on 05/31/2010 12:32:56 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Hopefully now the IDF will sink all of the boats before innocent civilians get hurt.


3 posted on 05/31/2010 12:33:36 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Cindy

Blast them!!


4 posted on 05/31/2010 12:33:58 AM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: All

Background Link with ongoing updates:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2524432/posts


5 posted on 05/31/2010 12:34:49 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
They thought they were justified by killing soldiers, fail.

Take them all give them to Hamas. /grin

6 posted on 05/31/2010 12:40:27 AM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: Cindy

Thanks for the video. Makes it pretty clear.


7 posted on 05/31/2010 12:42:03 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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To: gunsequalfreedom

You’re welcome gunsequalfreedom.


8 posted on 05/31/2010 12:45:39 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Funny that these flotillas never got violent in the past — when George W. Bush was president ... Hmmmmm. Do they maybe think someone’s “got their back” back in D.C.?


9 posted on 05/31/2010 12:51:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: Cindy
The Israeli military and Foreign Ministry accused the activists of being more interested in trying to stage an anti-Israel stunt and strengthen Hamas rather than trying to help Gaza Arabs.

What else is new...

10 posted on 05/31/2010 1:00:20 AM PDT by csense
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To: Cindy

YEAH WE SHOULD KNOW that leftists are always for peeeeeace because they are so coooooool !

They are still using the same old craps and it works ....with brainwashed morons!

STOP THE BRAINWASHING


11 posted on 05/31/2010 1:27:19 AM PDT by Ulysse (s)
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To: Cindy

one can only hope that the IDF commandos wasted both Ann Wright and Cynthia McKinney

please please please


12 posted on 05/31/2010 1:27:37 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Cindy
Well orchestrated, planned, documented and staged “humanitarian” event that even Dr. Josef Goebbels would have been proud of! All the news descriptions define these people as “Left-wing” or Peace Camp activist's when they were, in fact hardcore Jihadis laying in wait for the IDF. They (and the Turks) wanted for some “activists” to die...that is what all Jihadis want - that is what they got and now the UN will make a 437th condemnation of Israel. Yawn...What would the Turks have done had the PKK terrorists approached their territorial waters? By the way, the PKK attacked a Turkish Naval base today supposedly killing 6-7 soldiers. Hmmmmmmm, Turkey fighting terror while aiding and abbeting Terror???
13 posted on 05/31/2010 1:27:53 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Cindy

http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20100530_brief_consequences_flotilla_attack

“At its core, the flotilla incident is an attempt by both sides — the Turkish activists aboard the flotilla and Israel — to shape external perceptions of Israel’s blockade on Gaza. The Turkish interest is in highlighting the plight of Palestinians at the hands of Israel, providing Ankara with a useful lever in the region to claim the mantle of the strongest defender of the Palestinians in Gaza (a reputation Iran has been attempting to build). The Israeli interest is in preventing a loss of control over Gaza and portraying the flotilla supporters as supporters of terrorist elements based in Gaza. The violence that has taken place, however, will likely place Israel at a disadvantage in this contest. Turkish activists may decide to decide to send more ships, or provide the ships with Turkish military escorts in the future, which will bear close watching to see how the diplomatic community, particularly in the United States and Europe, chooses to respond to the incident.”


14 posted on 05/31/2010 1:34:44 AM PDT by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek

From what I’ve seen on other websites, the libs are trying to act like this is another travesty on Israel’s part.


15 posted on 05/31/2010 1:53:58 AM PDT by conservative_crusader (The voice of truth, tells me a different story. The voice of truth says do not be afraid.)
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To: Cindy

If this is Israeli news...what lib will believe it?


16 posted on 05/31/2010 2:35:18 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Cindy

This isn’t going to end well....for the Palestinians.


17 posted on 05/31/2010 2:58:13 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Cindy

Funny, isn’t it, that the MSM isn’t saying anything about the IDF being attacked. They are spinning it as a massacre of innocent peace-loving humanitarians.


18 posted on 05/31/2010 3:23:38 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Republicans should campaign like Rush Limbaugh. A lot more of them would get elected.)
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To: Fresh Wind

” Funny, isn’t it, “

Funny?? Not particularly — ‘business as usual’, is more like it....

By the bye, when I came online this morning, the MSNBC (spit) headline on the MSN homepage had picked up the “10 Dead” meme - although all reports (except one) I’ve seen in my effort to catch up have consistently indicated “2 Dead”...


19 posted on 05/31/2010 3:29:27 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Fresh Wind

I understand Fresh Wind.

It’s typical and that is just one of the reasons I update archival threads.

#

ON THE INTERNET:

Israel-related threads:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2518049/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2474395/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2154771/posts


20 posted on 05/31/2010 3:31:07 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

NOTE The following news brief is a quote:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3896684,00.html

IDF chief: No connection between Gaza sail and peace efforts
Published: 05.31.10, 13:20 / Israel News

IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi said at a press conference following the deadly takeover of a Gaza aid flotilla: “There is no connection between what occurred on the ship and peace efforts and humanitarian aid. Our forces were met with extreme violence from cold weapons, and in once instance, from firearms that were snatched from our fighters.”

He added, “The soldiers acted appropriately. Some of them were injured from gunshots and others from stabbings and blows.” He said. (Ynet)


21 posted on 05/31/2010 3:37:12 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Oh, Lord! Here we go again.


22 posted on 05/31/2010 4:10:35 AM PDT by Just Lori (To take our country back, we need to take our party back. NO MORE RINOS!!)
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To: Netz
"Well orchestrated, planned, documented and staged “humanitarian” event that even Dr. Josef Goebbels would have been proud of! All the news descriptions define these people as “Left-wing” or Peace Camp activist's when they were, in fact hardcore Jihadis laying in wait for the IDF. They (and the Turks) wanted for some “activists” to die...that is what all Jihadis want - that is what they got and now the UN will make a 437th condemnation of Israel. Yawn...What would the Turks have done had the PKK terrorists approached their territorial waters? By the way, the PKK attacked a Turkish Naval base today supposedly killing 6-7 soldiers. Hmmmmmmm, Turkey fighting terror while aiding and abbeting Terror???"

Completely agree. Violence, deaths, and intense biased media coverage was the plan from the beginning. Israel is automatically guilty in every encounter. It doesn't matter what the facts are. Given that Israel has been determined to be the devil, I am always amazed at the the restraint shown in every clash.

23 posted on 05/31/2010 4:14:12 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Cindy

I think a better approach would have been to knock out propellers and or rudders and to tow the piece of junk to Ashod for inspection. Telling the 800? on board that no relief supplies would come off the boat until everyone got off.

The negative on this is the troublemakers leaving explosives and booby traps on the ship


24 posted on 05/31/2010 4:15:25 AM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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To: Cindy

I say kill the terrorist bastards and then award them the ‘Rachel Corrie Terminal Stupidity Award’.


25 posted on 05/31/2010 4:18:01 AM PDT by mkjessup (GOD says, "mess with my Nation Israel, and you mess with ME" ... THINK about it Comrade Zero!)
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To: dennisw

Since the whole point of this ‘relief tour’ was to make Israel look bad, it seems unlikely that they had booby traps on the ship. Seems like a poorly planned operation by the IDF, unfortunately.


26 posted on 05/31/2010 5:31:57 AM PDT by kroll
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To: Cindy
HOZE-EM!!!

27 posted on 05/31/2010 6:20:42 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: LeoWindhorse
From the commie site Op-Ed News:

American activist, writer and former US diplomat Ann Wright was on the boat and wrote of her experience here, but was transferred, before the attack, to a smaller boat.

For those who don't know, Ann Wright is a retired State Department career diplomat and retired reserves Army Colonel who works with Code Pink to support terrorists against the U.S., Israel and the West.

28 posted on 05/31/2010 6:26:05 AM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: Fresh Wind

Even FNS is not making that clear.


29 posted on 05/31/2010 6:32:59 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Don't go chasing waterfalls.....)
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To: Cindy

“Demonstrators Use Violence Against Israeli Navy Soldiers Attempting to Board Ship”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU12KW-XyZE

Watch it now, it’s likely to get removed soon.


30 posted on 05/31/2010 6:40:40 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: Cindy

just kill them all and be done with it. Its time to take off the kid gloves, We all know the One will do nothing to help Isreal, what moslim would?


31 posted on 05/31/2010 6:45:37 AM PDT by saturn1964
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To: kristinn

Thanx. For short, she’s a traitor.


32 posted on 05/31/2010 6:55:35 AM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
The violence that has taken place, however, will likely place Israel at a disadvantage in this contest.

At first blush it would seem like just the opposite to me. Doesn't this blow up the notion that the flotilla activists are just a peaceful bunch of folks?

33 posted on 05/31/2010 6:56:49 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Cindy

bump


34 posted on 05/31/2010 7:23:23 AM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: Cindy
One crew member reportedly snatched a gun from an IDF soldier and then opened fire on the troops.

did’nt you mean “ one crew member was thrown a gun by an IDF soilder” than the soilders could kill them without any real repercussions........

35 posted on 05/31/2010 7:30:21 AM PDT by saturn1964
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To: Cindy

As in Lebanon, the liberal media coverage will be overtly pro-leftist, anti-Israel. Now, Netanyahu thankfully has cancelled his trip to Washington, where zero would not doubt privately or possibly publicly berate and embarrass him and Israel.
The goal of the liberal media and the Leftists is to impose a “peace” settlement on Israel and to get Israel to give up its nukes. This incident will become a cause celebre for the Leftists. The UN is already planning investigations.
By now, Netanyahu must realize that serious consideration of forced implementation of either or both options means that now the West is an existential threat to Israel. The time may be near when Netanyahu will have to publicly stand up to Europe and the US. It seems that the consequences of being a “pariah” state are much preferred to the consequences of being an acquiescent state.


36 posted on 05/31/2010 7:32:49 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: grumpygresh

“As in Lebanon, the liberal media coverage will be overtly pro-leftist, anti-Israel. “

HP already calling this Israel’s ‘Kent State’. (eye roll)

PATHETIC LEFTISTS!


37 posted on 05/31/2010 8:06:00 AM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: MaxMax

The same feeling of being justified in attacking authority and anyone else who stands in their was is coming to a border state in the U.S. I think it won’t be long.


38 posted on 05/31/2010 8:09:00 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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39 posted on 05/31/2010 12:21:41 PM PDT by SJackson (Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Bushbacker1

“This isn’t going to end well....for the Palestinians.”

I agree. Also, Obama will be too busy trying to stay out of prison to have anyone’s back (except maybe Reggie’s).


40 posted on 05/31/2010 12:34:54 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: kristinn
For those who don't know, Ann Wright is a retired State Department career diplomat and retired reserves Army Colonel who works with Code Pink to support terrorists against the U.S., Israel and the West.

Gaza being controlled illegally by Hamas, and Hamas being a designated terrorist group, Ann Wright and any other Americans should be prosecuted for providing support. At the very least they should be on the terrorist watch list. That's what would happen if you or I provided material support to a terrorist group. Same with most of the Euros, in their own nations of course. Like Cat Stevens, who provided support to Hamas, the non -Americans should be barred from entry to the US.

41 posted on 05/31/2010 12:35:56 PM PDT by SJackson (Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Yardstick; conservative_crusader

[The violence that has taken place, however, will likely place Israel at a disadvantage in this contest.]

“At first blush it would seem like just the opposite to me. Doesn’t this blow up the notion that the flotilla activists are just a peaceful bunch of folks?”

I hope you’re correct. However, consider the following
interesting analysis:
http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/20100531_flotillas_and_wars_public_opinion
Flotillas and the Wars of Public Opinion
May 31, 2010 | 1828 GMT

Excerpt:

“Israel is now in uncharted waters. It does not know how to respond. It is not clear that the Palestinians know how to take full advantage of the situation, either. But even so, this places the battle on a new field, far more fluid and uncontrollable than what went before. The next steps will involve calls for sanctions against Israel. The Israeli threats against Iran will be seen in a different context, and Israeli portrayal of Iran will hold less sway over the world.”

“And this will cause a political crisis in Israel. If this government survives, then Israel is locked into a course that gives it freedom of action but international isolation. If the government falls, then Israel enters a period of domestic uncertainty. In either case, the flotilla achieved its strategic mission. It got Israel to take violent action against it. In doing so, Israel ran into its own fist.”

Read the rest of the analysis for parallels with the “Exodus” propaganda campaign in the late 1940’s, as iconized by Leon Uris’ book and the subsequent movie.


42 posted on 05/31/2010 2:16:24 PM PDT by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: Cindy

btt


43 posted on 05/31/2010 3:59:36 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Cacique

Thank you for the bump Cacique.

I am posting ongoing updates with videos here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2524432/posts


44 posted on 05/31/2010 4:04:45 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Truth29
Israel's middle name is “restraint” and the Arab propaganda machine (that works so well) consistently defines Israel as an outlaw state, always committing “WAR CRIMES” so that Israel can be equated with...Nazi Germany. Plain & simple demonization with a goal...ISOLATE ISRAEL, then kill her off. If Israel were to truly (as she should) once and for all teach these scum a lesson then she would be unrestrained, truly unrestrained and the Arabs (not JUST Palestinians)would not be around to take a complaint to the UN or better known as the DN (Do Nothing)...
45 posted on 05/31/2010 8:45:02 PM PDT by Netz
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To: TomasUSMC
>>>> "For those who don't know, Ann Wright is a retired State Department career diplomat and retired reserves Army Colonel who works with Code Pink to support terrorists against the U.S., Israel and the West.

Gaza being controlled illegally by Hamas, and Hamas being a designated terrorist group, Ann Wright and any other Americans should be prosecuted for providing support. At the very least they should be on the terrorist watch list. That's what would happen if you or I provided material support to a terrorist group. Same with most of the Euros, in their own nations of course. Like Cat Stevens, who provided support to Hamas, the non -Americans should be barred from entry to the US." <<<<

46 posted on 06/01/2010 11:05:20 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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