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Ashkenazi: 308 Bullets Fired at Gaza Activists
"Israel's" military Chief Of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi testifies before an internal inquiry commission into the "Israeli" naval raid on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla on August 11, 2010.
"Israel's" army chief says "Israeli" forces fired more than 300 live bullets during the takeover of the Turkish-flagged aid ship, Mavi Marmara, back in May.
In his second round of testimony before an "Israeli" inquiry panel on Sunday, the "Israeli" army's Chief of Staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, said "Israeli" navy commandos fired 308 live bullets aboard the Gaza-bound aid vessel during the deadly takeover of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla on May 31, Reuters reported.
The six-ship civilian aid convoy was in international waters, heading for the blockaded Gaza Strip when it was stormed by "Israeli" forces who killed nine Turkish nationals onboard.
"Israeli" marine commandos were equipped with anti-riot gear, yet they quickly switched to live fire.
Turkish forensic findings had earlier revealed that the nine dead activists were shot a total of 30 times, and gunshot wounds were found among 24 other passengers, who had sustained injuries in the incident.
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