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"Free Gaza" Flotilla Defeats the Israel Defense Forces

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Submitted by Rachel (United States), Jun 1, 2010 at 18:33

Actually Israel has that right. Search and seizure of a ship in international waters is in order to enforce a blockade is legal under international´╗┐ maritime law. They had plenty of weapons onboard: knives, truncheons, metal poles, slingshots, even crude molotov cocktails. All used to attack the boarding party. The ship was not "only trying to help" -- they were trying to provoke a violent confrontation, and got it.

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