Argument: Israeli rules of engagement allow firing only when life in danger
"Israel obeyed international law: Legally, the Gaza flotilla conflict is an open-and-shut case". NY Daily News. By Alan Dershowitz. June 2010 "Every individual has the right to repel such attacks by the use of lethal force. That was especially true in this case, when the soldiers were so outnumbered on the deck of the ship. Recall that Israel's rules of engagement required its soldiers to fire only paintballs unless their lives were in danger. Would any country in the world deny its soldiers the right of self-defense under comparable circumstances?"