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    5. Our attack party was vastly outnumbered, and was attacked by the passengers. We had to shoot in self-defense. 4. We had intelligence of a big fat terrorist on the ship who wouldn't fit into one of the Gaza tunnels from Egypt. He had to be eliminated. 3. Turkey didn't learn to behave after the "low chair" incident. We had to teach them a stronger lesson. 2. Now Iran will get scared of us. Perhaps they will stop their nuke program. 1. We wanted Egypt to open the Rafah crossing and take over responsibility for Gaza from us. It worked!

    from the article: 'We fired because we were attacked', says Israeli captain in Gaza flotilla op
    First published 17:27 01.06.10 | Last updated 17:27 01.06.10
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