The leader of the Mavi Marmara "nonviolent" "peace" boat that attempted to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza and of the IHH "charity," Bulent Yildrim. admitted that his peaceful followers snatched weapons from the Israeli Shayetet 13 commandos, but claims the weapons were thrown into the sea, according to an Haaretz-AP story. As I noted earlier (Who is behind the Gaza Flotilla), the IHH has known links with Al Qaida. This story adds:
Former French judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere said Thursday that Istanbul-based Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief.was connected to a 1999 plot by Al-Qaida to bomb Los Angeles International Airport.
BBC and some other media outlets are quoting witnesses on the boat who insist that they did not start the violence or plan violence. However, a video of the events released earlier shows the soldiers being beaten before they even landed on the ship. A video released today shows weapons including knives and parts of the ship that were sawed off and used by the "peace" groups, and shows them preparing the weapons.
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