No matter which way you slice it, the Flotilla of the Huns fiasco was the of the IHH’s making. The terrorist connected organization planned to make the trip to Gaza a most rememmorable one, and with European stooges in tow, they set out to cast Israel as the bad guy.
The Tundra Tabloids reported just yesterday that a Finnish radical leftist who blogs for a major Finnish news tabloid, the Ilta-Lehti, was smearing the Israelis using the Flotilla of the Huns incident as the prime exmple of supposed Israeli heavy handedness. That’s the reason for the armed “peace activists” and why they were allowed on board before the rest of the activists who went through some measure of inspection.
[Barry Madlener, a member of the European Parliament for Geert Wilders’ party, has raised the issue of Turkish involvement with the infamous Gaza flotilla. He brought the matter up on the floor of the European Parliament, and put a series of questions to the European Commission.]
Israeli MFA: The IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, received the conclusions reached by a team of experts, headed by Maj. Gen. (Res.) Giora Eiland, tasked with examining the incidents that took place at sea on May 31, 2010.
Maj. Gen. Eiland presented the team’s findings and conclusions to the Chief of the General Staff as well as to officers from the General Staff and from other IDF branches and directorates who were involved in the preparations and in the actual boarding of the flotilla. The core of the report was presented the Minister of Defense of Israel as well.