Since the flotilla incident earlier this week I have been waiting, and with each passing day I am more and more confused. I’ve been waiting for the families of those killed on the flotilla to scream and cry on live television and demand their loved one’s bodies.
Whenever there is an attack in Israel, the first thing reported (after the family is notified, of course) is the names, ages, and family status of those killed. Then comes the interview with a family member and coverage of the funeral.
L’havdil (as opposed to) when a terrorist is killed while attempting an attack, the same thing happens – except there is usually pictures of him dressed up armed to the teeth, and the tearful family boasts about the newest shahid in the family.
Now, according to the left, the people on the flotilla were “peace activists”. Which means to me that they are somewhat normal people with families and friends. So why is it there are no families and friends angrily demanding the release of the bodies?
Perhaps because those killed weren’t really activists at all, but mercenaries that were on the ship with no ID? The IDF found them wearing bullet-proof vests, holding thousands of Euros, and found shell casings that didn’t match IDF weapons on board.
Right now Israeli intelligence is probably doing forensic tests on the bodies and attempting to make IDs. Pretty soon we will hear from them who exactly these people were. I very much doubt they will turn out to be starry eyed innocents out to save the world.