There are more than enough inconsistencies in the Israeli story to keep every conspiracy theorist in credible material for a long long time.
Also enough evidence to satisfy most people with an enquiring mind, that everything is not as rosy as it is painted.
I have little doubt that it was deliberate, but as to why,.... Well, you'll have to find an Israeli who is willing to tell the truth of the matter. Good Luck.
My personal theory is that the Israelis hoped, that being virtually an unarmed vessel, they could sink it very quickly and blame the Egyptians, thereby dragging the US into actively fighting the war on their side.
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