Photos: Israeli commandos were taken hostage aboard aid ship

Sunday, June 06, 2010 |  Israel Today Staff

Turkey's top daily newspaper, Hurriyet on Sunday published a series of photographs that proved Israeli commandos who boarded the blockade-busting Mavi Marmara aid ship were brutally attacked and even taken hostage.

The photos contradict claims by Turkey, the Free Gaza Movement that organized the ships and an Israeli Arab Knesset member that sailed with the ships that Israeli troops opened fire indiscriminately and without provocation, and that the Marmara's passengers were unarmed and peaceful.

Israeli military officials have said that a second wave of commandos only requested permission to use live fire after learning their comrades had been taken hostage and were in a serious life-threatening situation.

The original pictures and Turkish news story can be found here:

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