Pro-Palestinian ‘Peace Activists’ Tried to Take Hostages

Now the truth is coming out about the Mavi Marmara incident.

Apparently, the first four Israeli marines who rappelled onto the ship were savagely beaten and overwhelmed. You can see this taking place in the video released by the IDF.

And then, the “peace activists” dragged these four injured soldiers belowdecks and tried to make them hostages.

At which point, the rest of the Israeli forces decided to end the incident with live fire.

And this report doesn’t come from the Israeli government.

It comes from an Al Jazeera cameraman who was aboard the ship.

BEIRUT, June 3 (Reuters) - Activists on a Gaza-bound Turkish ship seized four Israeli marines before other commandos stormed aboard using live ammunition, a Lebanese cameraman said in an account on Thursday that echoed elements of Israeli testimony.

There were sharp differences in the versions of Monday’s events at sea on the cruise liner Mavi Marmara. Witnesses freed after three days incommunicado in Israel accused troops of war crimes; Israel held to its line that they fired in self-defence.

But the account from Andre Abu Khalil, a cameraman for Al Jazeera TV, echoed other testimony, from both sides, that after an initial landing by a small group of commandos armed with anti-riot weapons was overpowered by activists wielding sticks, a second wave of marines stormed in, killing those in their way. …

Abu Khalil told Reuters by telephone from the southern Lebanese village of Marjayoun: “There were four Israeli soldiers brought to the lowest deck. They had fracture wounds.”

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