Flotilla Reporter Reveals Attack Details

A recently-freed Press TV correspondent has revealed new details about an attack by Israeli commandos against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla aid convoy.

In an exclusive interview with Press TV on Saturday, Hassan Ghani said Israeli soldiers threw stun grenades and used rubber bullets against the people onboard the aid ships.

The Freedom Flotilla was seeking to break the Gaza siege and deliver thousands of tons of supplies to the people of Gaza. Hundreds of activists were onboard the convoy.

The attack on the international convoy left at least nine activists dead and more than 40 others injured. This is while many pro-Palestinian activists were detained by Israel for a number of days.

Ghani went on to say that an activist was shot straight in the forehead by an Israeli bullet, which indicated that it was not an act of self-defense by the soldier but a planned-out shot, which he had time to take.

"After many casualties on board, the organizers tried to prevent a massacre so they raised a white flag to surrender and told the Israeli forces to stop firing," he said.

The Press TV reporter also explained about the plight of activists in Israeli custody, saying that they were "not even allowed to use the toilet without pleading and begging the Israeli soldiers."

(Press TV)

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