Tom Usher wrote or added | "Over the phone, Adam Shapiro, one of the organizers of Freedom Flotilla, is visibly upset: 'We expected Israel would have tried to stop us, we did talk about this, but we thought the chances they would use such violence were very little,' he said. 'We were sure Israel was going to stop us, this is why we wanted to show the world what the siege on Gaza is all about.'
"The Israeli government has said they were attacked by the peace activists. 'Israel always says they are attacked first,' retorted Adam Shapiro. 'However, this time they can't really, as it's all on tape: the Israeli soldiers dropped onto the deck of the ship and nobody among the activists had anything in their hands.'"
This is what we expected would come out. The most important thing to realize is that zero Israelis died even though at many points during the fighting, the passengers could have killed soldiers rather than just roughing them up. Rather than just whacking them, they could have use some of the implements to impale them. They were obviously not trying to kill them or "lynch" them, contrary to Netanyahu's claim.