Saturday, June 5, 2010
Witness on Flotilla knows where blame lies.
Mahmut Coskun, a Turkish doctor, was aboard "Freedom Flotilla". He said that when three Israeli commandos slid down ropes out of helicopters to take over the ship, a crowd set upon them.“They ran at them without pause or hesitation,” Dr. Coskun recalled to the NY Times. One soldier was stabbed and two were beaten................
Israel, increasingly on the defensive over its policy toward the Palestinians, understood that it faced a public relations battle it could not win: its military could easily stop the boats, but if civilians were harmed, it would be blamed, says the NY Times.