The elite of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) carried out the raid on the flotilla on Sunday night.
The Shayetet 13 force, literally meaning Flotilla 13, specialises in assassinations, “counter-terrorism”, sabotage and intelligence-gathering.
The group, also known as S’13, has carried out attacks deep into the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
It has also taken part in massacres in Lebanon, Reports show that children were killed in two S’13 missions in 2006.
They are responsible for the assassinations of many resistance figures.