Among the findings:
- "Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza is both legal and appropriate" and "in keeping with international law and that its forces have the right to stop Gaza-bound ships in international waters"
- "The way Israeli forces boarded the vessels ... was excessive and unreasonable."
- "When Israeli commandos boarded the main ship, they faced “organized and violent resistance from a group of passengers” and were therefore required to use force for their own protection"
- Recommends that "Israel make 'an appropriate statement of regret' and pay compensation"
(All quotes from NYT article, not UN report).
As I noted, there were a lot of very strong opinions about the legality of the interception and blockade at that time. Just curious if this info changes anyone's mind.