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Gaza aid activists were shot clinically

Issue No. 2205

The autopsies of the nine dead Turkish activists reveal that they were actively targeted, not hit by chaotic gunfire as Israel alleges.

Dr Haluk Ince, the chair of Turkey’s council of forensic medicine, said, “Approximately 20cm away was the closest. In only one case was there only one entrance wound.

“The other eight have multiple entrance wounds. [The man killed by a single round] was shot just in the middle of the forehead with a distant shot.”

Furkan Dogan, a 19-year old, was shot five times—from close range in the right side of his nose, in the back of the head, in the back and twice in the left leg.

Another victim, Cetin Topcuotlu, a 54-year old, was shot three times—once in the back of his head, once in his hip and once in his belly.

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