Eiland: Aid activists were prepared 'to kill and be killed'

August 15, 2010 22:32


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Activists that were on board the aid flotilla on its way to Gaza were prepared "to kill and be killed," Maj. Gen. (res.) Giora Eiland, who is heading the military investigation into the Gaza-bound flotilla raid, said during an interview on BBC's Panorama, according to an AFP report Sunday.

Eiland added that considering the circumstances of the incident, the number of casualties was "surprisingly low."

"The activists' resistance on the deck of the Marmara was "beyond expectations," Eiland claimed.

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