The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Statements of Flotilla Activists about Their Readiness to Die as Shaheeds (Martyrs for the Sake of Allah)

During and after the voyage of the flotilla, the activists on board the Mavi Marmara publicly expressed their readiness to die on board the ship at shaheeds (martyrs for the sake of Allah). Their statements provided additional proof that some of the passengers, especially the hard core of IHH operatives, had prepared for a violent
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Inflaming Emotions aboard the Mavi Marmara before the Confrontation with the IDF

During the voyage the passengers of the Mavi Marmara, especially the hard core of IHH operatives, were indoctrinated by senior figures such as IHH head Bülent Yildirim and Israeli-Arab sheikh Ra’ed Salah, a radical Islamist. A number of hours before the IDF took control of the ship, in addition to organizing and preparing weapons, the
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Additional information about the violent intentions of the IHH operatives during the voyage of the Mavi Marmara and the weapons found in their possession

Statements made by IDF soldiers, pictures taken aboard the Mavi Marmara, statements from passengers, information found in files on laptops seized from the ship and statements made by passengers to the media after their release, all prove that the violence employed against the IDF on board the ship was not spontaneous but rather a premeditated
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Video Recordings of Statements from Mavi Marmara Crew Members about Preparations Made by IHH Operatives for the Violent Confrontation with IDF Soldiers

The videotaped statements of two Mavi Marmara crew members show that preparations for a violent confrontation with IDF forces were put in motion about two hours before the boarding began, when the Israeli Navy hailed the ship and told it to halt.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 2-8, 2010)

Intermittent rocket fire from the Gaza Strip continued targeting the western Negev. An anti-tank missile was fired at an IDF force engaged in routine security activities along the border. On June 7 the IDF prevented a terrorist squad from infiltrating Israel from the sea and carrying out a terrorist attack. Four operatives of the squad
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IHH Preparations for a Violent Confrontation with IDF Soldiers Aboard the Turkish Ship Mavi Marmara

An initial analysis of statements taken from passengers aboard the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara after it was towed to the port of Ashdod show that operatives belonging to the radical Islamic Turkish IHH led the violent confrontation with the IDF.
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