Commando who killed six people on ship could get a medal - Macleans.ca
 

Commando who killed six people on ship could get a medal

Staff sergeant credited with protecting three injured comrades


 

The Israeli commando responsible for killing six of the nine dead passengers aboard the aid flotilla destined for Gaza is up for a medal of valour for his efforts. Identified only as Staff Sergeant S, the soldier is credited with saving three injured comrades who’d been set upon by the passengers on the ship. Staff Sergeant S, who was the last of the commandos to board the ship, instructed fellow soldiers to form a perimeter around the injured, and shot back at passengers he says were firing at them with guns stripped from the soldiers who’d first boarded the aid convoy. “When I hit the deck, I was immediately attacked by people with bats, metal pipes and axes,” he said. “These were without a doubt terrorists. I could see the murderous rage in their eyes and that they were coming to kill us.”

The Times


 
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