Israel defended its actions, saying its soldiers were ambushed with knives and metal bars — as well as handguns wrested from the commandos — during the late-night raid, which occurred about 40 miles off Israel’s coast.
You can’t claim self defense after you boarded a flotilla 40 miles offshore. That’s like those lawsuits here in the US where some dude breaks into a house and hurts himself then sues the homeowner.
Note: I know they didn’t actually blow it up. I was speaking in hyperbole.