Early on the morning of May 31, Israel Defense Forces naval forces intercepted six ships attempting to break the naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.
The intercept took place after numerous warnings from Israel and the Israel Navy that were issued prior to the action. The Israel Navy requested the ships to redirect toward Ashdod, where they would be able to unload their cargo which would then be transferred to Gaza over land after undergoing security inspections. The IDF stressed that the passengers could then return to their point of departure on the same vessels.
During the interception of the ships, the demonstrators onboard attacked the IDF naval personnel with live gunfire as well as light weaponry including knives, crowbars and clubs. The demonstrators had clearly prepared weapons in advance for this specific purpose.
According to reports from sea, on board the flotilla that was seeking to break the maritime closure on the Gaza Strip, IDF forces apprehended two violent activists holding pistols. These militants apparently grabbed the pistols from IDF forces and opened fire on the soldiers.
The activists were carrying 10,000 tons of reported aid to Gaza. Israel provides 15,000 tons of aid weekly to Gaza. Source: The Jewish Federations of North America
Dr. Mike Evans of Jerusalem Prayer Team -
ISRAEL THE TARGET It seems the whole world is mad at Israel because of the flotilla incident. I am furious for a totally different reason, and that is, to see terrorist-harboring, aiding, and funding organizations and countries, and terrorists themselves contrive a slick, smoke-and-mirror campaign to break Israel's naval blockade. The blockade was established because arms and missiles were being sent into Gaza for only one purpose: to kill Jews. Read More …