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    • Laura
    • 12.07.10 | 19:18 (IDT)

    I've watched every scrap of video from the flotilla that I can find, and I have not seen or heard any evidence that anything except paintballs were shot at the ship before the commandos rappelled onto its deck. I"m skeptical of the flotilla participants' testimony for several reasons, but here is the main one. All said that there intentions were entirely peaceful. But there own video footage clearly shows that their intent was to foment a crisis, to throw any Israelis who boarded the ship into the sea, and to become martyrs in their effort to reach Gaza. None of them, even after the fact, was willing to admit that some among them may have had non-peaceful and non-humanitarian goals. Those who swore that real bullets were fired from the helicopters were in no position to see what went on. So nothing they say is credible. BTW a bullet recovered from the leg from one commando was not from an IDF gun, and the ship's captain said that the flotilla agitators had thrown weapons overboard before the IDF had secured the entire ship.

    from the article: IDF to blame navy in scathing report on Gaza flotilla raid
    First published 04:06 12.07.10 | Last updated 04:06 12.07.10
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