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Israel’s shoot to kill policy uncovered
Despite claims of acting in self-defense, Israeli commandos have killed aid activists onboard Freedom Flotilla ships since they were carrying out a “shoot to kill policy”.

The Guardian has revealed that the results of the autopsies conducted on the bodies of Turkish activists killed last Monday by Israeli navy show they were peppered with 9mm bullets that were fired at close range.

At least 9 Turkish activists were shot to death when trying to deliver humanitarian aid to the besieged Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as part of an international aid convoy dubbed “Freedom Flotilla”.

The surfaced facts about the killings totally dismissed Israeli regime’s claims and its insistence that its troops just acted in self-defense when they opened fired on activists.

The report said the Turkish men onboard the Mavi Marmara have been shot 30 times in all and five of them were killed as the straight bullets hit them in their heads.

Vice-chairman of the Turkish council of forensic medicine, Yalcin Buyuk, conducted the autopsies for the Turkish ministry of justice.

He told the paper that a 60-year-old man named Ibrahim Bilgen was shot four times in the temple, chest, hip and back, while a 19-year-old boy named as Fulkan Dogan was shot five times from less than 45cm, in the face, in the back of the head, twice in the leg and once in the back.

The Israeli regime has come under intense international pressure to allow an international probe into the killings of civilian activists.

Reporters Without Borders: 15 journalists still missing

Reporters Without Borders: 15 journalists still missing
Today (Last Update) Time 05:39
Bethlehem – Ma’an – Reporters Without Borders is urging the Israeli authorities to release a list of the journalists who were arrested during Monday’s raid on the humanitarian flotilla and to say where they are being held.

There were at least 15 foreign journalists traveling with the flotilla who still cannot be reached directly, the Paris-based media watchdog said. These are the names of the journalists known to have been aboard the flotilla:

• Reporter Svetoslav Ivanov and cameraman Valentin Vassilev of Bulgarian television station BTV
• Muna Shester of the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
• Talat Hussain, a presenter with Pakistan’s Aaj TV
• Sydney Morning Herald correspondent Paul McGeough and photographer Kate Geraghty
• Al Jazeera correspondent Abbas Nasser and cameraman Isaam Zaatar
• Mario Damolin, a freelancer working for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
• David Segarra of TeleSUR
• Reporter Ayse Sarioglu of the daily Taraf
• Reporter Murat Palavar of the Islamist daily Yeni Safak (New Dawn)
• TVNET foreign news chief Sümeyye Ertekin, producer Ümit Sönmez and cameraman Ersin Esen

An Al Jazeera TV crew was meanwhile attacked by Israeli citizens in the port of Ashdod Monday after the Israeli defense minister gave a news conference about the attack on the flotilla. Walid Al-Omri, Al Jazeera’s bureau chief in the Palestinian territories, was injured in the attack, which followed virulent criticism of the Qatar-based TV station in the Israeli media.

Source: http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=288951