MENA: Question Time Following Gaza-Bound Flotilla Attack

As the dust settles, and some of the ‘truths’ come out, a new wave of tweets on Israel's attacking the Gaza-bound flotilla take over the Internet. Here are a few reactions from the Twittersphere summing up reactions of users around the world, some asking questions we are yet to learn the answers for.

Biledna wonders out loud:

IDF has the boat, so why does it not disclose ALL security camera images so that we see what really happened.#flotilla

MadamMiaow notes:

Israelis were shooting before they boarded #flotilla. Media coverage shaped by propaganda.

And Floatingstone asks:

So, which one is
it Israel? You say IDF DON't use 9mm handguns but the IDF soldier says
they do. Yet more lies and fabrications. #flotilla

Sami Parisis adds:

Activists stories all line up and are extremely accurate. IDF soldier accounts are all different and have gaps. #Flotilla all the way!

In another tweet, Parisis claims:

#israel has employed tweeters to put in a good word. #Flotilla is defended by people who believe. Not who get payed. That's the difference.

And Amna Saeed remarks:

The US and #Israel are apparently the only countries incapable of terrorism. #gaza #flotilla

Meanwhile, WorldPeace2Day has been pumping out tweets – which are being retweeted across the network – round the clock as the developments continue to unfold. Among its most recent tweets are those two back to back tweets which ask this question:

Why did Israel attack Gaza Flotilla in International waters? THIS IS AN ACT OF PIRACY THAT SHOULD BE PROSECUTED

Don't let Israel ‘wiggle out’ of answering the question: “Why did you attack and kill people in International waters?” #freedomflotilla

In another tweet, WorldPeace2Day asks:

If Israel has a right 2defend itself, then why does it provoke
Palestine & Gaza 2defend itself &then call it an attack?

And speaking of defense, Sarah Janett exclaims:

Now,I admit. Israeli soldiers were defending themselves from most dangerous weapon: Pikachu #flotilla #FreedomFlotilla

The cynicism continues in other tweets across the network. Kiliffe questions the use of yet another investigation into Israel's actions. He tweets:

Doesn't matter if the Dalai Lama investigated the #flotilla attack, Israel would still call the report a piece of crap.

And last but not least, Jnoubiyeh exclaims:

If anyone ever needed any more evidence about the absolutely evil, sick & homicidal nature of the #Zionist regime, they got it this week.

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