David Harris of the American Jewish Committee condemns the flotilla:
"When Israeli commandos boarded the ships, they were met with violence from a supposedly non-violent group, including gunfire from automatic weapons and attacks with knives and axes. Several Israelis were wounded. As a result of the clash triggered by the pro-Hamas group, a number of them were killed or wounded in the confrontation."
This is the first time that I have seen any mention of "automatic weapons." The pictures shown on Al-Jazeera and PressTV, as well as Israeli TV defy the description put forth by Harris.