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Here’s a little bit more. I find this footage terribly sad and moving. These are good, decent people. They simply don’t understand what happened. The appalling thing, as Okan remarked to me, is that the IHH exploited the Turks’ Achilles heel: their generous natures. No one in Turkey would have supported an act of war against Israel. But the Turks love to think of themselves as charitable, as compassionate, as generous–and indeed they are. They genuinely believe that the Palestinians are starving and that the boat was on a humanitarian mission and nothing but a humanitarian mission. They are simply bewildered that anyone would have interfered with such a noble-minded endeavor. This is really what the vast majority of them believe.