The Free Gaza/Breaking the Siege vessels are determined not to recognise the authority of the Israeli state in the Gaza water and to resist by peaceful means .....what will happen next remains to be seen and it it thought that Israeli has already tried to sabotage the plans by intimidating Palestinians involved in the purchase of the boats and by threatening Israeli citizens involved with imprisonment. The good news is that Cyprus said yesterday that they will no stop the boats.
We wish these people well.
But at the same time, I hope they've got their Kevlar undies stashed somewhere on these boats.
The Israelis will not hesitate to shoot to kill these people, no matter what their nationality might be (like the good Dr. Dienst, an American physician who is part of this effort).
And if an American gets killed or wounded in such a confrontation, what can we expect of our Israeli-enabling State Department?