Gaza flotilla leader instructs participants to throw Israeli soldiers into the sea
On May 30, a flotilla of ships set out to break Israel's blockade of Gaza. Participants were filmed on board chanting Islamic battle cries that invoked the killing of Jews, and expressing desire to seek Martyrdom. The next day, the Israeli army boarded the flotilla and was met with a well-coordinated attack, leading to the death of 9 flotilla participants. The following is a video filmed by a flotilla participant on board the Mira Miravi, depicting the mood on the ship before the confrontation: Bulent Yildirim, leader of the radical Turkish Islamist IHH and organizer of the Gaza flotilla Mira Miravi: "Now they are saying that they will launch a fleet against us. That they will send the commandos here. And we say: 'If you send the commandos, we'll throw you down from here and you will be humiliated in front of the whole world.' Allah Akbar (God is Great)."