Skip to comments.IDF Soldier Shot, Critically Wounded on Flotilla Boat
Posted on 05/31/2010 12:32:16 AM PDT by Cindy
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 ...
Israeli Navy Addresses a Ship in the Flotilla and Offers it to Dock in the Ashdod Port
(Added May 30, 2010)
Hopefully now the IDF will sink all of the boats before innocent civilians get hurt.
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Take them all give them to Hamas. /grin
Thanks for the video. Makes it pretty clear.
You’re welcome gunsequalfreedom.
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.?
What else is new...
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
one can only hope that the IDF commandos wasted both Ann Wright and Cynthia McKinney
please please please
“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 Israels 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.”
From what I’ve seen on other websites, the libs are trying to act like this is another travesty on Israel’s part.
If this is Israeli news...what lib will believe it?
This isn’t going to end well....for the Palestinians.
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.
” Funny, isnt 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”...
I understand Fresh Wind.
It’s typical and that is just one of the reasons I update archival threads.
ON THE INTERNET:
NOTE The following news brief is a quote:
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)
Oh, Lord! Here we go again.
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.
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
I say kill the terrorist bastards and then award them the ‘Rachel Corrie Terminal Stupidity Award’.
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.
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.
Even FNS is not making that clear.
“Demonstrators Use Violence Against Israeli Navy Soldiers Attempting to Board Ship”
Watch it now, it’s likely to get removed soon.
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?
Thanx. For short, she’s a traitor.
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?
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........
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.
“As in Lebanon, the liberal media coverage will be overtly pro-leftist, anti-Israel. “
HP already calling this Israel’s ‘Kent State’. (eye roll)
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.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
“This isnt 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).
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.
[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
Flotillas and the Wars of Public Opinion
May 31, 2010 | 1828 GMT
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.
Thank you for the bump Cacique.
I am posting ongoing updates with videos here:
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." <<<<
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