The names, and in most cases the photos, of the nine people murdered by Israel have finally been known but only upon their arrival to Turkey. They are all Turkish nationals but one, a 19 years old boy, is also US citizen.
However there are more deadly victims, as the Zionist commandos threw many corpses overboard (organizers keep the figure of 16-20 killed). That is what Manuel Tapial, who was aboard the Mavi Marmara, said in Spanish to SER radio. He also said that there were executions after the Zionist commandos had total control of the ship and that they were shot from the zodiacs that surrounded the ship (from Un té por Palestina, podcast included).
The same story is confirmed by Bulent Yildirim, president of IHH (source):
They gave us nine bodies. Relatives are going to identify them. But the list of martyrs is larger.
There are missing people. Our doctors handed them 38 injured but they now say that there are only 21 injured.
What follows is an incomplete list: those whose bodies Israel has returned:
Furkan Dogan, 19. Born in the USA with dual Turkish-US citizenship. Student at Kayseri High School, planning to study medicine. Two siblings.
Necdet Yildirim, 32. From Malatya. IHH aid worker. Married with a three-year-old daughter.
Cevdet Kiliçlar, 38. From Kayseri. IHH aid worker, former journalist. Married with two children. You can see some of his photos at Flickr.
Ali Haydar Bengi, 39. From Diyarbakir. Graduate in Arabic Literature by Al-Azhar University, Cairo. Married with 4 children.
Cengiz Akyüz, 41. From Iskenderun. Married with three children.
Fahri Yaldiz, 43. From Adiyaman. Firefighter. Married with four children.
Cengiz Songür, 47. From Izmir. Married with seven children.
Çetin Topçuoglu, 54. From Adana. Former taekwondo champion, coach of Turkey's national taekwondo team. Married with one son. (Link to his Facebook page)
Ibrahim Bilgen, 61. From Siirt. Electrical engineer. Member of the Chamber of Electrical Engineers of Turkey. Married with 6 children.
Source: Lawrence of Cyberia.
Some of them were shot at close range, repeatedly so. Executions by a unit created by the Italian fascists.
In other developments:
- Hamas has refused the selective delivery of some of the flotilla aid cargo by Israel. It demands that all cargo, including the much needed construction materials, are included.
- Account of the massacre by Sarah Colborne.
- Israeli MP at flotilla, Haneen Zuabi, faces death threats.
- Mass demonstration called at London for Saturday.
- You can find a very brief synthesis of what does the Gaza siege means for the daily lives of the people surviving at the Zionist-made ghetto at Intifada-Palestine.