There are a number of dead, and claim and counter claim over the events.
The Peace Activists say that their 'peace convoy', packed only with food, cement and 'unarmed civilians' was in international waters when it was subject to an unprovoked and illegal attack and boarding by Israeli commandos, and that the troops entered the biggest vessel firing and killing ten people.
- A question the Peace activists may wish to explain is why on this vessel alone there were allegedly more than 500 mostly Turkish people on board, and using a Turkish government linked ship? The Mavi Marmara is one of three ships provided by Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH), a Turkish aid organisation with links to the Turkish government ....sort of looks like a troop movement, rather than a peace convoy?
- The questions the Israelis may wish to answer is why they feel able to use international waters in which to conduct military activities? Do they respect any international laws?