It was an act of international terrorism, pure and simple. There can be no valid claims of self-defense on the part of Israeli commandos who attacked a ship of protesters in international waters. Trust me, I don't come to this viewpoint lightly.
We should no longer be surprised at the misleading reporting of news on Israel that characterizes the New York Times in general, and Ethan Bronner, the newspaper's chief correspondent in Israel, in particular.
Fillipo Grandi was clearly prepared for his new mission: defending and preserving the rights and interests of Palestinian refugees. But despite his preparedness, he was still shocked by what awaited in Jordan.