The government is
thankful to Shayetet 13 for its efforts in the IDF raid of the "Free
Gaza" flotilla, Defense Minister Ehud Barak told the commando unit said
"I have come on behalf of the Israeli government to thank you," he said.
Barak also noted that the elite unit had been placed in a very difficult
situation during the Monday operation.
Flotilla supplies unecessary
protest Turkey, flotilla
"We are not in Western Europe: here there is no reward for the weak,
there is no second chance for those who do not know how to defend
Accompanying the defense minister was IDF Chief of General Staff
Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, who came to review the procedures and the exact
details of Monday's raid.
Barak: 'You did what you were supposed to
The defense minister went on to reiterate the government's position on
the commando unit's
action, telling them that they "did exactly what [they] were supposed to
Barak and Ashkenazi then discussed with the unit the exact time-line and
procedures of the mission, from the moment they began compiling
intelligence to the operation's execution.