[News] Israelis threw 4 injured into the sea

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'Israelis threw 4 injured into the sea'

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Sat, 05 Jun 2010 23:37:12 GMT


Pro-Palestinian protesters simulate the funeral 
of an activist in a demonstration against 
Israel's attack on the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla in Barcelona.
Activist Idris Simsek, who was on board one of 
the six ships of the Freedom Flotilla during the 
Israeli attack, claims that four wounded activists were thrown into the sea.

The Israeli troops also put immense psychological 
pressure on the activists of the Freedom 
Flotilla, the Turkish daily Today's Zaman quoted 
Simsek as saying in an article published on Saturday.

Simsek said they expected some harassment from 
the Israeli forces but did not expect an armed attack.

He went on to say that he witnessed that the 
person who waived the white flag to surrender was shot by the Israeli troops.

Erol Demir, another activist who was on the 
Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, said there is film 
footage of the chaos and the carnage on the ship 
and stated that the footage will show the real 
face of the Israeli military to the entire world.

“They even shot those who surrendered. Many of 
our friends saw this. They told me that there 
were handcuffed people who were shot,” he added.

Hakan Albayrak, a journalist from the Turkish 
daily Yeni Safak who was also on the ship, said, 
“It was an outright massacre what Israel did out 
there. They attacked us in international waters
 
We had no weapons. I think we lost more people.”

The Israeli military attacked the Freedom 
Flotilla in international waters in the 
Mediterranean Sea early on May 31, killing nine 
Turkish citizens on board the six ships and injuring about 50 other people.

The fate of three other Freedom Flotilla activists is still unknown.

Israel also arrested nearly 700 activists from 42 
countries on board the ships of the Freedom 
Flotilla, which was attempting to break the siege 
of Gaza in order to deliver 10,000 tons of 
humanitarian assistance to the long-suffering people of the territory.

SG/HGL




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