As an Israeli citizen, I can’t just ignore today’s action. However, I’m not sure what my position/opinion is at this point. By the end of today, I will all be a lot smarter. However, I do blame the Israeli government for their handling. I just can’t believe that there was no better way to deal with/head off this situation.

That said, if this happened within Israel’s territorial waters, and if the flotilla did indeed ignore coast guard instructions to dock at Ashdod port, just a few miles from Gaza, so that the humanitarian aid could be checked for weapons, none of this would have happened. So far, both sides have behaved irresponsibly, at best.

Best updates from the Israeli position are being live blogged at Jameel’s The Muqata

All sides are broadcasting on Twitter, as usual.