Gezien de radikale achtergrond van veel van de organisatoren en betrokken organisaties, is er een reële kans op geweld. Vorig jaar verklaarden verschillende deelnemrs dat zij graag martelaar wilden worden. De Nederlandse media daarentegen blijven ons beelden van de schattige Anne de Jong voorschotelen, het prototype van een idealistische vredesactivist. Ik heb nog niks vernomen over het verleden van Rob Groenhuysen, de banden met de Hamas en de Moslim Broederschap en andere niet zo koosjere zaken.
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The Jerusalem Post
IDF fears flotilla activists planning to use sulfur on IDF
By YAAKOV KATZ
Military sources tell the 'Post' they have intelligence showing that some participants in upcoming flotilla plan to kill IDF soldiers boarding their ships; say IHH members will participate in flotilla.
IDF sources claimed Monday night that new intelligence information obtained by Israel in recent days shows that participants of the flotilla planning to break Israel's sea blockade over the Gaza Strip later this week plan to kill IDF soldiers who board their ships.
According to the information obtained by the IDF, some of the participants have prepared a number of sacks with sulfur, which they plan to pour on the soldiers as they board the vessels.
"This is a chemical weapon and if poured on a soldier it can paralyze him," an IDF source told The Jerusalem Post Monday night. "If the sulfur is then lit on fire, the soldier will light up like a torch."
The information was obtained from closed meetings held by participants on the ships during which some voiced their intention to "murder Israeli soldiers," according to the IDF. Also, despite earlier predictions that members of the Turkish organization IHH would not participate in the flotilla, it now appears that some members will sail with the ships alongside additional radical Islamic activists.
The IDF sources also claimed that the military had also succeeded in linking activists involved in the flotilla to Hamas and that charities run by the Palestinian terrorist organization were providing financial and logistical support for the flotilla.
The current assessment in the IDF is that some 8 to 10 ships will set sail for the Gaza Strip later this week. The Navy has begun its final preparations to stop the vessels and the IDF sources said that commandos who board the ships will be prepared for a wide-range of scenarios from no violence at all to extreme and violent resistance from the passengers.