IDF sources said Monday night that new intelligence information obtained 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 sacks with sulfur, which they plan to pour on
the soldiers as they board the vessels.
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“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.
despite earlier predictions that members of the Turkish organization IHH
Humanitarian Relief Foundation would not participate in the flotilla, it now
appears that some members will sail with the ships alongside other radical
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.