IDF sources claimed Monday night that new intelligence information obtained by Israel in recent days shows that participants of the flotilla intend to kill IDF soldiers who board their ships.
According to the information obtained by the IDF, these participants plan to pour sulfur on the soldiers as they board the vessels. According to the IDF source, sulphur can be used as a chemical weapon which can paralyze its victim. Ignited, the victim will light on fire.
Israeli officials claim that two activists participating in the flotilla have connections to Hamas. They named the first one as Amin Abu Rashad, who they claim is one of the head Dutch organizers for the Gaza flotilla and had served in the past as the head of the Hamas’ Charitable Foundation in Holland. The foundation closed down following Dutch authorities’ probe into its involvement in funding terror activities.
The second activist is Mohammed Ahmed Hanon, which Israel claims is a Hamas activist who stands at the head of the ABSPP, which is involved in transferring funds to terrorists.
Despite the violent intentions that IDF forces suspect of the passengers who it believes has connections to Hamas, Toronto Star columnist offered the following two disparaging tweets yesterday:
Why this columnist would altogether disregard these reported threats and show such a careless disregard for the safety of the Israeli soldiers is repugnant. If Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan or U.S. soldiers in Iraq were faced with such perilous threats, we doubt that Ms. Zerbisias would write them off too. It seems that this special privilege is reserved only for Israeli soldiers in the mind of Antonia Zerbisias.