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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

"Soldiers didn't shoot for 40 minutes"

The Hebrew Channel 2 news site interviews a number of soldiers who were dropped onto the Turkish ship.  Among the details is that it took 40 minutes before they finally were given permission to open fire.


"We went down with our bare hands and met passengers with glass bottles and clubs," said one fighter squadron participated in the operation.

"We were lynched," testified one of the fighters in the hospital. "For every person that came down, three or four people beat him. They were all with metal batons, knives, glass bottles. At one point there was live fire."

"In fact I got there last," said a fighter squadron in an interview with Channel 2 News. "I saw the guys scattered on the deck surrounded each of them with about four people beating him."

"Trying to defend myself I probably broke my hand . All who got on board had no weapons in hand, but their bare hands," explained the soldier. "We came to work things out, but they came for war - the gun was absolutely our last resort."