The propaganda flotilla offered violent resistance to Israeli naval forces, including small arm fire, and the Israel Navy opened fire on the Marmora ship sailing for the Gaza Strip. The link leads to documentary video clips. I think our marine commandoes are very courageous to go down on a rope into a violent Muslim crowd. Between 10 and 15 people were killed, with over 60 wounded. The European peaceniks imagined they are going to play-act demonstrating in an Oslo or a San Francisco campus, forgetting that this war is for real. The pro-El-Quaida Turkish activists on the ships were less illusional and they tried to lynch our soldiers, but of course the got killed and/or arrested. Now we have a real problem with Turkey and a general malaise regarding our reputation.
Update: Interestingly, the comments on the European press are NOT totally negative. in El Pais (Spain), someone commented:
Gracias Israel por defendernos a todos de la maldicion del Islam. Del malvado profeta, del pederesta, del sanguinario Mahoma y sus fanaticos. Gracias por mantener a raya a Siria,Iran,y sus compiches de la Liga Arabe.He is saying: Thanks Israel for defending all of us from the Islam.