Monday, June 7, 2010
Photos that prove Israeli soldiers were attacked by "activists" when they stormed flotilla
Dramatic pictures of bloodied Israeli troops being overpowered by pro-Palestinian activists on the stormed Gaza aid ship emerged yesterday.
Images from the Mavi Marmara show them in distress - one appearing to depict a commando at the mercy an angry mob with blood pouring from a stomach wound.
The photos, taken by an unidentified person on the ship, have caused anger in Israel and came as Iran promised a military escort for cargo ships attempting to break the blockade of Gaza. Ratcheting up the tension in the region, Iran's feared Revolutionary Guard offered to protect any more maritime convoys bound for the disputed territory.
Ali Shiraz, a representative of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said: 'Iran's Revolutionary Guard's naval forces are fully prepared to escort the peace and freedom-convoys to Gaza with all their powers and capabilities.'