Israel Claims Peacemakers Took Hostages

Haaretz: Israel Navy: 3 commandos nearly taken hostage in Gaza flotilla raid

During Israel’s takeover of a Turkish ship in the Gaza-bound aid flotilla this week, some passengers tried to take captive three commandos who lost consciousness as a result of the activists’ blows, according to early findings of a navy investigation. The three were dragged into one of the passenger halls below deck and were held there for several minutes.

I don’t know of any way to verify that claim, but I sure can’t argue with the words of one navy officer:

“They were terrorists – hired killers who came to murder soldiers, not to assist the residents of the Gaza Strip.”

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