Sounds like assassinations to me.
-Autopsy results by forensics experts in Istanbul revealed that all nine of the men killed by Israeli commandoes aboard the humanitarian convoy that had planned to dock in Gaza died of gunshot wounds.
-Five of the men died with bullet wounds to the head
-One man, American born, a 19-year, old named Furkan Dogan, was found to have bullet wounds in his head and multiple bullets in his body. The wounds indicate close range shots.
How does the American Congress react to being informed of the murder of this young man?
" On Capitol Hill, the news seemed to raise no eyebrows at all."
"Since news of Dogan’s identity and U.S. citizenship made headlines, the reaction from Washington lawmakers has been mostly silence — an odd response in the wake of such a high-profile episode."
Indeed, an odd response.
There were two other Americans involved, one lost an eye in this unjustifiable attack.
Is Congress silent on them also? Three American Subplots in Flotilla Drama
From the US to Canada-
Kevin Neish, British Columbia/Canada
"Israeli's Gunned Down Rights Acitivists from Helicopters": Victorian Neish Contradicts "official" Account of Night Raid on the Mavi Marmara
He watched in horror as Israelis gunned down activists from helicopters.
Kevin Neish's eyewitness recount corroborates exactly the reporting done by Al Jazeera's
producer Jamal ElShayyal, who was among reporters filing live from the Mavi Marmara as it was attacked in international waters. (The link is to the same video I posted the day of the raid)
ElShayyal reports that the first live fire came from the air.
“One of the people who was killed was clearly shot from above. The bullet targeted him at the top of his head. There was also fire coming from the sea as well.Then on to the UK and this from the Scotsman
“There is no doubt from what I saw that live ammunition was fired before any Israeli soldier was on deck.”
Activist Sarah Colbourne, from Hackney, east London, who was on the flotilla, disputed Israel's tally of nine dead and said she feared the death toll would rise as people remained missing.
"I couldn't even count the amount of ships that were in the water. It was literally bristling with ships, helicopters and gunfire. It was horrific, absolutely horrific."
Activist Hasan Nowarah, from Glasgow- He said: "The minute they landed into our vessels, they were shooting and killing innocent people."
Another activist recalls horror scene from assault
“We heard gunshots on the upper deck, and we were targeted with teargas and sound bombs, which we immediately threw into the sea,” the activist added, noting that an Algerian man was then shot in the eye.
The Israelis ordered the passengers to gather in one of the ship’s halls, where Ljabri said he was able to recognise five dead bodies and several injured. “There was blood everywhere.”
“They handcuffed us and pointed their guns towards us,” he said, describing the scene as “horrific… many were weeping and screaming”.
Still another eye-witness account
"As soon as they started approaching tear gas was fired and sound bombs were dropped on the deck.
"No warning was given, we were in international waters about 100 miles away from the shore.
"I personally witnessed four deaths in front of me, one was shot in the back of his head as he was running away.
Note the common thread running through the eye-witness accounts. Israel used live ammunition. Israel attacked the boat prior to boarding. Israel shot human beings in the head?