Commenter Jed points out an Al Watan article on what appears to be the only Syrian aboard the flotilla, a woman named Shatha Barakat.
Her husband Ayman describes how he was born in Gaza and she wanted to use the flotilla as an opportunity to visit his family home. She was also working on a drama about the life of terrorist leader Sheikh Yassin.
Ayman was worried for his wife in Israeli hands. "She is not the conciliatory type. She is a tough woman from Syria, and she cherished a dream of striking a blow against Israel."
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