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    • Arsalan
    • 31.05.10 | 21:07 (IDT)

    Please observe some glaring holes in their claim of demonstrators attacked first. To support their claim, they posted a video on the YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU12KW-XyZE&feature=player_embedded Following are few of my observations: 1. If the ship was beyond 6 nautical miles (some countries claim 12 nautical miles) from the shores of the Gaza-strip then Israel violated the International Law applied to the high-seas. The law doesn't allow a forced/armed boarding of a vessel flying a flag of a sovereign nation. Unless, the boarding party is authorized by global or regional authority, like the UN. Hence, Israeli boarding of the relief ship could be considered as an act of piracy and/or hijacking. (feel free to correct my understanding) 2. Around 13 seconds, people on ship's deck can be seen running away from the point where an Israeli soldier was about to land; an apparent sign of running away from the gun fire coming from the top. 3. The heavily edited video starts by claiming, the lead soldier was thrown to the lower deck (not apparent in the video). Around 19 seconds, one can observe, the soldier trips and fall on the same deck. Around 21 sec a defenders can be observed pursuing the initial aggressor on the same deck. 4. Around 29 sec, the Israeli soldiers can be seen opening gun-fire on the deck. 5. Video alleges stun grenade was thrown at soldiers. Not true. Around 43 sec, a person can be seen picking and throwing a smoking object off board. Most probably a tear gas shell.

    from the article: 'The ship turned into a lake of blood,' says activist on Gaza flotilla
    First published 18:55 31.05.10 | Last updated 22:06 31.05.10
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