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Israel's real mistake

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Submitted by Gamaliel Isaac (United States), Jun 1, 2010 at 05:58

Israel had to stop the Gaza ships. It had not choice. Israel's mistake was not heeding intelligence information that was freely available about who they were dealing with. MEMRI recorded the statements regarding martyrdom of the passengers yet inspite of that the Israelis thought they were dealing with peace activists. This was a huge intelligence failure and operational mistake.

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