03 Jun

MV Rachel Corrie & U.S. Citizen Murdered

The MV Rachel Corrie has now left Cyprus and is still making for Gaza. She is due to arrive there soon. It is carrying 15 purely humanitarian activists and none are carrying arms. Let’s all wish her a safe voyage,  the world is watching,


JERUSALEM — A U.S. citizen of Turkish origin was among the nine people killed in a botched Israeli effort to stop a Turkish aid ship from reaching the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, a Turkish official said Thursday.

“It’s a Turkish-origin American citizen. We know that,” the official said by phone from Turkey, adding that more details were not yet available.

The nine bodies were flown home from Israel to Turkey on Wednesday, along with hundreds of activists, aboard a Turkish plane. Israel was not able to identify the bodies because the dead had no identification on them, Israeli officials said.

The American citizen was identified by the Anatolia news agency as Furkan Dogan, a 19-year-old student. His body had four bullet wounds to the head and one to the chest, the news agency reported.

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