Was seizing the flotilla legal?

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Did Israel violate international law in boarding the ships? Yes, it probably did. Israel justifies the boarding of the ships in international waters basically as an act of self defence. It is Israel's argument that the naval blockade of Gaza is needed to prevent Hamas in Gaza from attacking Israel. The issue isn't whether the passengers were violent, but whether Israel should have boarded the ships in this way at all.'

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Sorry folks but I agree with israel on this act. T... by John Shriver on Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010 at 1:03:13 PM
and where is is warranted."What's to keep them fro... by GLloyd Rowsey on Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010 at 2:08:41 PM
The cargo contained no weapons. This was all human... by Taylor on Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010 at 7:32:45 PM
Lets just say for the sake of argument that I acce... by Samson on Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010 at 7:33:57 PM
On the other hand, if I was a cold-blooded person,... by Samson on Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010 at 7:50:18 PM
Israel has a right to self-defense. But it only ap... by Samson on Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010 at 7:25:48 PM
By the comments above by Rowsey, Taylor and Samson... by John Shriver on Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 at 8:05:03 AM