Tag Archives: Mavi Marmara

Turkey Flotilla Inquiry: Activists Killed ‘Execution Style’

By Richard Silverstein

furkan dogan executed aboard mavi marmaraFurkan Dogan, 19 year old Turkish-American, killed execution style by IDF after being wounded (All Voices)

Turkey’s investigation of the Mavi Marmara massacre contains troubling findings that two victims were killed before any IDF soldiers boarded the ship, in fire from helicopters, that the youngest victim, a Turkish-American, was killed execution style after being wounded in the leg, and that a photographer was killed with a laser-guided weapon while taking photographs:
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Father of teen killed in Gaza flotilla raid seeks American justice

By Natasha Mozgovaya

Professor Ahmet Doğan, whose 19-year-old son Furkan was killed aboard during the Israeli army raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla from Turkey in May, is in Washington in an attempt to convince American officials to open an investigation into the raid.

Furkan was an American citizen who was born in the U.S. His father will be meeting with Congress members Tuesday and on Wednesday speak with members of the State Department and the Ministry of Justice.

Professor Ahmet Doğan

Professor Ahmet Doğan: If my son was an Israeli who was shot by Turks in international waters, how would the U.S. react?

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ICTV: Face to Face with Israeli Commandos on the high seas, Feb. 26 & 27

By Victoria Community TV

We talk with Kevin Neish of Victoria, British Columbia, who was aboard the Mavi Marmara last May when it was attacked by Israeli forces.  The ship was on a humanitarian mission to bring relief supplies to the people of Gaza and to break the long-running Israeli blockade.  Kevin talks about the big issues of what is going on in the Middle East and Gaza, a bit of history, and then the story of what happened the night the ship was attacked.  The program includes film smuggled off the ship and seldom seen before, with a narration by Kevin.

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The U.N. Flotilla Report Goes Down the Media’s Black Hole

People gather to welcome home the Mavi Marmara, the flagship of the ill-fated Gaza flotilla attacked by Israel this summer, in Istanbul, Turkey, Dec. 26, 2010. The Mavi Marmara departed from Turkey in May to break the Israeli blockade on Gaza and deliver humanitarian aids. On May 31, Israel raided the ship in international waters before it could reach its destination and killed nine activists aboard. (Xinhua/Chen Ming)

The U.N. Flotilla Report Goes Down the Media’s Black Hole

By Alex Kane

The return of the Turkish Mavi Marmara to Istanbul and efforts to end the Israeli-Turkish diplomatic chill has produced a number of media reports that mention the May 31 Gaza-bound aid flotilla.  But news outlets are continuing to frame the events aboard the flotilla ambivalently, and there is a media blackout of mentioning the one independent report on the Israeli raid that has been released.

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Midnight on the Mavi Marmara

Published September 2010 by Haymarket Books

The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How it Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict
Edited by Moustafa Bayoumi

At 4:30 am on Monday, May 31, 2010, Israeli commandos, boarding from sea and air, attacked the six boats of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla as it sailed through international waters attempting to bring humanitarian relief to the beleaguered Palestinians of Gaza. Within minutes, nine peace activists were dead, shot by the Israelis. Scores of others were injured.

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Blowback – Israeli Raid on the Mavi Marmara Ship


“It should be known that we will not stay silent and unresponsive in the face of this inhuman state terror,” Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan.

From Ankara:

Turkish PM calls Israeli raid on Gaza flotilla ‘state terror’
Netanyahu gives ‘full backing’ to raid on aid flotilla
Raid on flotilla puts final nail in coffin of Turkish ties with Israel
Thousands rally in Istanbul to protest Israeli raid on flotilla

Around the world:

Ship clash leaves Israel in diplomatic hot water, Reuters, June 1
Murder on the High Seas, Arab News, June 1
Barak: Flotilla Organizers to Blame, Jerusalem Post, May 31
MESS Report / How will Israel explain Gaza flotilla raid to the world? Haaretz, June 1
Gaza flotilla attack: world unites in condemnation of Israel’s actions, Guardian, June 1
Israeli Raid Complicates U.S. Ties and Push for Peace, New York Times, May 31
UNSC slams Israeli raid on flotilla, Times of India, June 1
Israeli deadly assault on aid ships sparks worldwide outcry, RT (Russia), June 1