DEBKAfile Special Report June 28, 2011, 12:28 AM (GMT+02:00)
Contrary to the purportedly peaceful nature of the flotilla setting out this week to break Israel's Gaza blockade, Israeli intelligence sources reported Monday, June 27, that some activists are extremists willing to forcibly resist efforts to intercept their boats and kill Israeli servicemen coming on board.
DEBKAfile Special Report March 15, 2011, 4:08 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli Navy commandos intercepted the German-owned A.S. Victoria Tuesday, March 15 about 320 kilometers off Israel's Mediterranean coast on its way from the Turkish port of Mercin to Egypt.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 31, 2010, 11:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
Released finally 12 hours after the event, IDF video shots do not show how soldiers armed with paint balls and pistols managed to kill 9 pro-Palestinian activists (Ankara claims 15 Turkish dead) and injure at least 34 aboard the Turkish Marmora. Of 6 injured soldiers, two are in critical condition. Prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, who is flying straight home from Canada, will have to fill in the gaps left by his official spokesmen.