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A Soldier’s Tale Of What Happened Aboard The Marvi Marmara

THE Mavi Marmara – details are emerging:

But the account of Andre Abu Khalil, a cameraman for Al Jazeera TV, described how activists seized four Israelis before other commandos stormed aboard, firing on activists. “There were four Israeli soldiers brought to the lowest deck. They had fracture wounds,” the Lebanese told Reuters. The soldiers were captured during attempts to descend on to the ship from helicopters.

On Monday, an Israeli commando said he was struck with metal bars while other troops were held down and stripped of their helmets and equipment. “Twenty Turkish men formed a human shield to prevent the Israeli soldiers from scaling the ship, said Abu Khalil. “They had slingshots, water pipes and sticks.”

THE Israeli sergeant who killed six of the people on board the Mavi Marmara:

Looking to his side, he saw three of his commanders lying wounded – one with a gunshot wound to the stomach and another with a gunshot wound to the knee. A third was lying unconscious; his skull was fractured by a devastating blow with a metal bar…He pushed the wounded soldiers up against the wall of the upper deck and created a perimeter of soldiers around them to begin treating their wounds, he said. He then arranged his men to form a second perimeter, and pulled out his 9 mm. Glock pistol to stave off the charging attackers and to protect his wounded comrades.The attackers had already seized two pistols from the commandos, and fired repeatedly at them. Facing more than a dozen of the mercenaries, and convinced their lives were in danger, he and his colleagues opened fire, he said. S. singlehandedly killed six men. His colleagues killed another three.

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Posted: 4th, June 2010 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)