Self defence is a crime according to the Israelis who committed this internationally illegal act for "self defence". Huh?
~ This was an attack in international waters on a peaceful mission and a clear act of piracy. We had not prepared in any way to fight. We didn't even consider it. We wanted to show that we were peaceful. No violence, no resistance, because we knew very well that we would have absolutely no chance against soldiers like this ~ he added.
~ A Greek activist told Tuesday of the moment Israeli troops stormed the ill-fated Gaza-bound aid flotilla, using rubber bullets, tear gas and electroshock weapons to subdue those aboard. Michalis Grigoropoulos was aboard another boat from the convoy, a smaller one named Eleftheri Mesogeio.
He criticised "the wretched detention conditions at Ashdod (where) 500 people were packed in together" saying that "two Greek activists were beaten up" there by Israeli police.
Activists not rolling over and welcoming their surprise guests, who fully expected compliant reactions from pacifists.
Another crew member, Aris Papadokostopoulos said that the detained Greeks "were beaten because they refused to give their digital fingerprints."