Sunday, October 24, 2010

More details of what happened on the Mavi Marmara

In his testimony before the Turkel committee, IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Gabi Ashkenazi revealed a few new details of the Mavi Marmara incident.

He said that one of the soldiers, who was being strangled by the peaceful protesters, used a stun grenade on his own body to save his life.

One soldier who was beaten on the ship still suffers memory loss.

And the second soldier to be shot was definitely hit with a gun that was not IDF-issue, meaning a gun that the Mavi Marmara militants had brought on board themselves.

(h/t Jed, Islamonazism blog who has an update from Haaretz)