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May 31, 2010

Israeli Commandos Intercept Blockade Busting Flotilla, are attacked by Mob

Pro-paleo "peace activist"

Pro-pal activists bring knives to a gun fight, win Darwin Award.

By Rami Amichai ABOARD INS KIDON, Mediterranean Sea, May 31 (Reuters) – Israeli commandos who raided a Gaza aid ship on Monday were set upon by activists with knives and clubs and some troops jumped overboard to save themselves, according to an Israeli account.

Israel said commandos opened fire in self-defence and 10 activists were killed and seven troops wounded. With Israel jamming signals and censoring media, there was little independent reporting of the events at sea.  An Israeli military spokesman said some of the commandos were equipped with paintball guns but the non-lethal weapons were not enough against activists who charged in with batons.

“They had pistols with live ammunition as back-up, to defend themselves,” he said.  One of the commandos told reporters he descended by rope from a helicopter onto one of the six ships in the convoy and was immediately attacked by a group of people waiting for them.

“They beat us with metal sticks and knives,” he said. “There was live fire at some point against us.”  A Reuters cameraman on the Israeli navy ship Kidon close to the six-vessel aid convoy said commanders monitoring the operation were surprised by the strong resistance put up by the pro-Palestinian activists.

One of the commandos said some of the soldiers were stripped of their helmets and equipment and a number were tossed from the top deck to a lower deck and then leapt into the sea to save themselves.  “They jumped me, hit me with clubs and bottles and stole my rifle,” one of the commandos said. “I pulled out my pistol and had no choice but to shoot.”

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The ongoing Islamic/Leftist campaign to delegitimize and destroy the Jewish state scored a huge victory today, and for that CCHQ is gravely concerned.   But for the dead “activists”, not so much.  They attacked armed Israeli soldiers, with the predictable consequences.  Lesson learned.  Yet, even this brazen attack on armed soldiers shows just how little they fear the IDF, whose code of “purity of arms” compels them to bend over backwards to avoid civilian casualties.  As this incident shows, this doctrine inspires nothing but contempt from the Israel haters.  And in most cases I’d agree with them.  The IDF often bears more a resemblance to riot police than they do a heavily armed military. They go out of their way to avoid civilian deaths.  But this was different.  Here these soldiers dropped into a nest of hornets with no escape route, and when the mob turned on them, they were cornered.  The outcome was unavoidable.  Below, Israeli commandos getting the living crap beat out of them just before the bloodshed:

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