Jerusalem Post: Navy escorts flotilla ships to Ashdod

Navy escorts flotilla ships to Ashdod
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Navy escorts flotilla ships to Ashdod

05/31/2010 09:18

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Flotilla activists chanted anti-Jewish battle cries

Prepared ‘resistance’ against Israeli commandos, welcomed ‘martyrdom’

Aerial footage of protesters attacking Israeli forces during flotilla raid

Activists on a six-ship flotilla headed to the Gaza Strip shouted anti-Jewish battle cries and spoke of using “resistance” against Israel, with one participant stating she saw only two possible outcomes for the boat occupants – “either martyrdom or reaching Gaza.”

Earlier today, Israeli navy commandos raided the flotilla, encountering heavy resistance and live fire from the activists. Several activists were killed and dozens of others were reportedly injured, as were several of the Israeli commandos.

The main flotilla ship was named the MV Rachel Corrie, taking on the namesake of a far-left activist from the International Solidarity Movement who died in 2003 while serving as a human shield to protect a terrorist.