In face of the refusal of vessels supposedly on a humanitarian mission with aid for Gaza to respect a blockade on Gaza, the Israeli forces attempted to board one of the ships. Unfortunately there was loss of life in this attempt which has created outrage in public opinion around the world.
However, this footage clearly shows that the ‘humanitarians’ attacked the boarding soldiers who were on a policing mission of a known of blockade. Is this really the attitude of peaceful, humanitarians?
It cannot be stressed enough how regrettable any loss of life is, but in face of this behaviour, the crew of the ship seem at least less of an innocent victim, and more active provocateurs than they have been portrayed as.
Whilst it is understandably a very emotive issue, as the entire Israeli-Palestinian conflict is, this regrettable situation needs to be reacted to with far more caution and investigated before portraying Israel as the bad oppressor, and the crew as innocent victims, which interpretation of events this footage seems at the very least to put into question.