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Flotilla ship 'painted' to cover bullet holes

Aug. 8, 2010 2:57 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 9, 2010 1:19 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Turkish organizers of a Gaza-bound aid boat said Saturday that Israeli authorities painted over "thousands of bullets" in one of their recently returned ships.

Huseyin Oruc of the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Aid told Reuters upon the Mavi Marmara's return that "When they captured the boats, the Israelis hid all of this proof on the outside of the boat."

Reporters, according to the BBC, said the ship did appear to have been freshly painted.

Turkish prosecutors will board the vessels Monday to look for evidence of what happened during the raid on the six-strong flotilla, which was trying to reach Gaza with 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid.

Nine Turkish nationals were killed aboard the ship on 31 May. It was then sequestered at the Ashdod port.
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