The anti-Gilad Shalit flotilla was stopped early this morning by Israeli Naval forces. Al Jazeera and Turkish media are reporting deaths and injuries among the floating Hamas terrorist supporters.
Israeli news is reporting that the floating Hamas supporters attacked the naval soldiers with knives and bars and tried to grab their weapons. The soldiers initially responded with tear gas.
We're waiting to hear from reliable media sources as the how many anti-Semites were hurt or killed (if any).
Yesterday, Israel Radio rebroadcasted the singing and chanting coming from the boat. The chants were all anti-Semitic, called for the invasion of Israel by Islamic forces, and called for the destruction of Israel.
Last week, the father of Gilad Shalit, kidnapped by Hamas in Gaza, begged that the flotilla Hamas support members bring a letter to Hamas to transfer to his son. He even offered to mediate with the Israeli government in exchange. The floating Hamas supporters refused to take his letter with them or cooperate with any humanitarian gesture towards the kidnapped soldier, in any way.
Abusing the word "Human Rights", the flotilla was trying to reach Hamas and show support to the Hamas government - a government that kidnaps, tortures, and murders its own citizens on a regular basis.
The Israeli government offered to transfer all the actual "humanitarian aid" on the ships through one of the regular channels that bring in humanitarian aid into Gaza every single day. The floating Hamas supporters refused.
Police and Emergency and Rescue Services have raised the countrywide alert level in expectations of potential Arab and Leftist violence and rocket attacks breaking out across the country.
In Turkey, protesters tried to storm the Israeli Consulate.
More updates throughout the day as (if) events spiral out of control.
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