UN Report on Mavi Marmara Flotilla

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    The report finds that two of the 9 men killed in the raid, including American Furkan Dogan, were holding cameras and using them to film the Israeli invaders when they were shot. Additionally, despite the sticks and catapults that some passengers used on the commandos, the four people killed on the lower, bridge deck were not posing any physical threat to the raiders, who were then on the top deck, and in fact were trying to get out of the way.

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  • A BOAT carrying Jewish activists from Israel, Europe and the US set sail from Cyprus bound for Gaza in a bid to break Israel's blockade of the Palestinian territory.  (26,9.10)<!-- google_ad_section_end(name=story_introduction) --><!-- // .story-intro --><!-- google_ad_section_start(name=story_body, weight=high) --> The boat, named Irene, left the port of Famagusta in the Turkish-held north of the divided eastern Mediterranean island carrying eight activists, including three crew, and two journalists. Holocaust survivor Reuven Moshkovitz, 82, said she felt duty-bound to attempt the voyage, which is expected to take around 36 hours. "It is a holy duty for a survivor like me to protect against the persecuting and closing and oppressing of so many people, including 800,000 children in Gaza," she said. Now that UN had declared the Gaza blockade illegal, it will be interesting to see how Israel behaves in this instance. Yet another flotilla ship from Lebanon has been held up in Cyprus.