Siege Fatigue and the Flotilla Mistake

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Author(s) Ronen Bergman
Source The Wall Street Journal
Date June 2, 2010
Quotes-start.png "But unlike 2006, the rhetoric from both sides—as well as the fact that the Insani Yardim Vakfi, a front group for the Turkish Muslim Brotherhood, organized the flotilla—made it clear that any attempt to take control of the vessels would almost certainly result in violent confrontation. This is what makes inexplicable the IDF's decision to have members of the Flotilla 13 commando unit board the Marmara. These men are not trained to deal with civilian protestors. And there were other options available to the IDF, such as disabling the ships at sea and towing them to an Israeli port." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Israel was justified in its actions on the topic Gaza flotilla raid.