And yet that's exactly what they did.Anyone familiar with Israel at all knows you do NOT **** with the IDF, these are not people known for their easy-going nature and sense of humor.
And yet several of the Israeli troops were injured or thrown off the side of the boat.Metal pipes and kitchen knives are NOT going to do anything wielded by civilians against trained IDF commandos and any fool knows that.
Then I don't know what to tell you, because it's manifestly obvious that this was not at all unexpected on the part of the activists. They had a contingency plan in place for the event that the Israelis tried to board the boat, and they attempted to carry it out.I'm sorry but I've lost some serious respect for you if you are genuinely pushing this "ambush" crap.
Regardless of whether it's marginally more brittle it would still do some serious damage, as would a lead pipe. Nor were they all kitchen knives - just take a look at this guy:It actually does make a difference. Kitchen knives are not designed for stabbing someone and break easily when they are used to do so. The metal of kitchen knives is extremely hard so that it retains an edge longer but that also makes it brittle, try bending a kitchen knife someday and you'll see what I mean. A $6 pocket knife is a better tool for stabbing someone than a kitchen knife.
You can see that same knife in the pile of other knives that was collected in the above picture.
If you want to tell yourself that this was just an accident, that's fine. That's exactly why they brought these weapons instead of more obvious ones, so that they could tell people this was an accident.