Argument: Raid demonstrates incompetence in Israeli government
David Grossman. "The Gaza flotilla attack shows how far Israel has declined." Guardian. June 1, 2010: "How insecure, confused and panicky a country must be, to act as Israel acted! With a combination of excessive military force, and a fatal failure to anticipate the intensity of the reaction of those aboard the ship. [...] Above all, this insane operation shows how far Israel has declined."
Ari Shavit wrote in the centre-left Haaretz newspaper in late May of 2010: "Endless questions are being asked. What happened to Israel's vaunted creativity? Why was the worst of all possible options chosen? Where was the army chief of staff? Where were the intelligence services?" Ari Shavit wrote in the centre-left Haaretz newspaper.
Why didn't we see that instead of tightening the siege on Gaza, we were about to tighten the siege on ourselves?"