It was a media event (May/31/2010) in which six ships (the “Freedom Flotilla”) with 670 people, tried to trespass the legal blockade on Gaza. Among the passengers, there was the Israeli congresswoman Hanin Zoabi and the Islamist Shiek Raed Salah, together with 40 unidentified people. The Israeli forces approached the ships (in international waters, 190 km northwest) and ordered them to navigate to the port of Ashdod, where they would be inspected and their donation would be delivered to the Palestinians via Keren Shalom. Five of the six ships complied with the international law. The largest ship, “Mavi Marmara”, (belonging to the Turkish Islamist group IHH) rejected the order. The soldiers announced they would take over the ship by force. Huwaida Arraf, one of the organizers of the fleet or someone close to him, responded: “Shut up, go back to Auschwitz”. According to filmed documentation, after descending on a rope tied to the ship (by passengers) to try to bring down the helicopter, the soldiers were beaten, their personal weapons were taken from them and shots were heard. After about 40 minutes, the Israeli soldiers received the order to use real fire. Nine passengers died and 30 were wounded. Ten soldiers were also wounded, two of them in a critical state. Two Israeli commissions (Ayland and Tirkel) investigated the event. As was expected, the Human Rights Commission sent a commission headed by Judge Carl Hudson-Phillips, who condemned Israel: “it was a flagrant violation of human rights and international law”. In July 2010, the UN formed the Palmer Commission (with the participation of Alvaro Uribe), and they defined that besieging the Gaza Strip was legal, the Flotilla was violating international law, but Israel used excessive force, so they recommended paying compensation to the families of the deceased.