Israel’s commando raid on a flotilla of ships seeking to break the blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza was in response to a premeditated provocation by leaders of the flotilla. While proclaiming themselves to be motivated by humanitarian concerns, the Free Gaza Movement is led by anti-Israel activists who advocate using confrontational tactics against Israel. Flotilla organizers embarked on a course that put in danger the lives of those on board.
The Anti-Defamation League is monitoring the international fallout from the so-called “Free Gaza” flotilla, including the biased rush to judgment against Israel. The League will be issuing regular press releases, reports and fact sheets on the flotilla and the situation in Gaza. This page details all of ADL’s online resources, reports, statements and other materials on the Gaza flotilla affair.