Report: Mavi Marmara Injuries Were Islamist Activists

IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson

Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center reports that vast majority of those injured and killed in flotilla belonged to extremist Islamist organizations.

Date: 06/07/2010, 3:13 PM    

Since the violent confrontation on the Mavi Marmara ship, which arrived as part of the provocation flotilla to the Gaza Strip, additional information has been collected, identifying of the majority of those injured in the clash, and showing their organizational membership. A report by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center shows that the names of the 53 men injured in the violent clash all appeared on lists publicized by IHH. The organizational membership of those injured was examined using a document found on the flotilla, which specifically listed the organizational membership of the Turkish passengers.

Inspection of the names of those injured shows that all except for one are Turkish. The majority belonged to IHH or other Turkish organizations categorized by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center as being sister organizations to the IHH with Islamist character. This strengthens a similar claim which was raised when investigating the names of the Turkish casualties of the flotilla violence, that 8 out of the 9 killed belonged to Islamist organizations, the majority of which being anti-West, extremist organizations, and half of which announcing the aspiration to die as a “Shahid”, or martyr.

The list of injured passengers published by the IHH did not include activists of pro-Palestinian organizations or human rights activists from Western countries or from the Arab and/or Muslim world, except for one man from Indonesia who was lightly injured. A similar phenomenon is seen with the list of those who were killed. This bears additional testimony to the fact that human rights activists who joined the flotilla for humanitarian reasons did not participate in the violent clash initiated by the IHH.

This evidence supports the vast information that has been gathered since the IDF (Zahal) interception of the Mavi Marmara proving that the passengers on board who initiated the violent clash were prepared in advance to use severe hostility by an extreme cell of the IHH organization, with the corporation of other Turkish organizations.