Other Independent articles:
To strengthen their case the Israelis have released a photo of the weapons they found on board, (which amount to some knives and tools and wooden sticks) that the naive might think you'd expect to find on any ship, but the more astute will recognise as exactly what you'd carry if you were planning to defeat the Israeli army. It's an armoury smaller than you'd find in the average toolshed in a garden in Cirencester, which goes to show the Israelis had better destroy Cirencester quickly as an essential act of self-defence.
By the way, the leading article, Hamas holds the key to aid for Gaza, argues that Israel must talk to Hamas. I thought they were sneaking in a "blame Hamas" position. It looks like Israel has blown it with just about everyone bar America and even there the Indie reckons cracks are appearing.
- Patrick Cockburn: PR dangerously distorts the Israeli sense of reality
- Louise Arbour: Good may yet come of this tragedy for Gaza
- Flotilla attack: 'First the shots, then the ship was turned into a lake of blood'
- Leading article: Hamas holds the key to aid for Gaza
- Israeli mood: Support for attack is thin on the ground
- International reaction: Turkey demands that Israel be punished
- US reaction: Cracks appear in America's other special relationship
- It's up to us to lift the blockade
- Letters: Flotilla