As for the legality of action in open waters- en.wikipedia.org...
This is the international law.
As for the guns- They were carrying PAINTBALL guns
As the actions of the soldiers- Were they in mortal danger, should have they opened fire?
Soldiers being ambushed-
Preparations before the boarding-
A transcript of the israeli soldiers getting shot at, or hearing shots, by their reactions it's clear that they were no the ones firing.
I can confirm that the translation is correct.
Although I can't confirm its authenticity
Weapons on the ship-
And censored cuts from the flotilla broadcast, I bet you haven't seen that one on the news...
By the way- 2:32= seal gets stabbed, and does nothing about it.
As for the myth that the soldiers came in guns blazing:
A) Most videos show the soldiers at the moment they're descending down from the helicopter and you can see they're not shooting, which means the only option is if they shot them before they landed which leads me to-
B) No dead or wounded bodies on deck at the moments the soldiers descend.. Do you really think they had time to hide the bodies? And even if they did, why would they do that?
C) A helicopter can be heard miles away, also everyone was well aware of the approaching IDF because they came with ships as well, and if that's not enough- the sound of a gun is very loud and can be heard clearly and easily from miles away. So how come there is no footage, no video, no picture, nothing of the forces shooting at the ship? Why aren't there videos of wounded BEFORE the landing of the soldiers? So many news agencies and no one had their camera ready?
No, instead we are told to believe that the soldiers fired shots just before they started shooting the video... I mean, seriously? Does that make sense? What happened, you forgot to take the lens cap?
D) It hasn't been confirmed by any news agency, as far as I know, so far it is being treated as hear say, rumors, and stories. And believe me, media spins are easy to create, and hard to disqualify, as they tend to spread regardless of solid proof.
E) Shooting from a distance and then going down with paintball guns just makes no sense.
F) Do you really think that if they had shot at the activists they would have missed? These are navy seals, so how come there's no evidence of people being show with M16 or rifle bullets and only 9mm pistol bullets?
I can go on thinking of more holes but I'm sure this is enough..
As for the myth that everyone is pro israel, and israel has an awesome PR-
I bet you haven't see any of those videos on the news, have you?
Or know that this happens- blogs.reuters.com...
The whole PR bias myth is a big fat lie, created to perpetuate the myth of the jew pulling the strings, and making it seem like the world loves israel and is blind so that you'd hate it more.. You know, in israel we just assume that everyone knows that we have the worst PR, and bias, because, well everyone's a part of it..
This is just off the top of my head...
Look, you can only keep your eyes closed for so long. In the end it's your choice what you want to believe, but the truth is there are always two sides to a story, and most of the world keeps getting the same side twice. Seriously, cropping photos? Censoring videos?
As I said, in the end it's your choice, but there's more than one side here.