Many people compared the Gaza flotilla attack the famous SS Exodus and this comparison reached to the level of considering the Gaza Freedom Flotilla as the Palestinian Exodus and the IDF as the British forces. I respect this point but I consider Gaza flotilla is more similar to the USS liberty incident.
Oddly enough that there were former U.S navy officers among the flotilla including a USS liberty survivor.
USS Liberty attack is very important to Egypt and to the Egyptian POWs case too in particular as one of the reasons Americans believe that the IDF targeted its ship was the IDF's fear from the exposure of its war crimes in Al Arish , this is documented even in the congressional records.
Strangely since 2005 when the 1956 Metla pass massacres surfaced by the confusion of the Israelis themselves up till now the Egyptian regime demands evidence on the war crimes that it is front of us everywhere.