The Mavi Marmara Massacre – in pictures


█▌ UPDATE  Sept 2, 2011


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This page is a tribute and memorial for the  Shuhada (Martyrs) of  The Freedom Flotilla I who were savagly massacred in International Waters by Israeli Occupation Forces and sacrificied their lives while on  a  peaceful mission to Gaza. To support and show solidarity for their brothers and sisters in Gaza and Palestine.


We won’t forget the shuhada of the The  Mavi Marmara Massacre | May 30, 2011


Shaheed Ibrahim Bilgen –  Shaheed  Ali HaydarBengi – Shaheed  Cevdet Kiliçlar –  Shaheed Çetin Topçuoglu –  Shaheed  Necdet Yildirim –  Shaheed  Fahri Yaldiz –  Shaheed  Cengiz Songür –  Shaheed  Cengiz Akyüz –  Shaheed Furkan Dogan


انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

‘Inna Lillahi wa ‘Inna ‘Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada a High Rank in Jannatul Firdaus,
and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil ‘Alameen.

Mavi Marmara Sailing to Gaza

Large Crowds gather to witness the leaving Mavi Marmara in Turkey

The Joy...

Releasing doves...

The Pull off... Heading to Gaza...

The Night….Before until the Attack on the Mavi Marmara

Australians Maryam Luqman and Jerry Campbell on the ship before the attack. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Prayers on the night before the attack.

The evening prayer on the night before the attack .

On the night before the attack, men hold the evening prayer on the ship.

Activists shine searchlights on one of the Israeli assault boats.

Activists wearing gas masks and carrying poles defend the Mavi Marmara as it comes under attack from the Israelis.

Smoke from tear gas and explosions fills the second deck of the Mavi Marmara.

Passengers on the Mavi Marmara look down at one of the Israeli assault boats just before the attack.

One of the many Israeli assault boats at the side of the Mavi Marmara.

Passengers on the second deck use hoses on the assault boats amid smoke and tear gas.

The Attack

And Israeli commando troops  came with a deathlist and a license to kill…

This image made from video provided by the Israeli Defence Force on Monday, May 31, 2010 shows what the IDF says is one of several commandos being dropped onto the Mavi Marmara ship by helicopter in the Mediterranean Sea. Israeli commandos rappelled down to an aid flotilla sailing to thwart a Gaza blockade on Monday, clashing with pro-Palestinian activists on the lead ship in a raid that left at least nine passengers dead. (AP Photo/Israel Defence Force) AP HAS NO WAY OF INDEPENDENTLY VERIFYING THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE VIDEO PROVIDED BY THE ISRAELI DEFENCE FORCE

This video image released by the Turkish Aid group IHH Monday May 31, 2010 purports to show Israeli soldiers aiming a gun on the deck of a Turkish ship, part of an aid convoy heading to the Gaza Strip, after Israeli soldiers boarded the vessel in international waters off the Gaza coast. Israeli commandos on Monday stormed six ships carrying hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists on an aid mission to the blockaded Gaza Strip, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens after encountering unexpected resistance as the forces boarded the vessels. AP Photo/IHH via APTN)

The Mavi Marmara after the Attack


Gaza mourns the Shuhada of the Mavi Marmara

Palestinians and their children  threw flowers into the sea for each of the 19 murdered peace activists | June 3, 2010


The Shuhada

Ibrahim Bilgen

Ibrahim Bilgen

Ibrahim Bilgen | A 61 year-old Turkish politician, engineer and activist who was married with six children
Shot once in the right temple, once in the right side of his chest, once in the back and once in the hip.
Of interest during the autopsy was the discovery of a tiny bag containing pellets, still intact in his brain, which the report said was fired from a hunting rifle



Ali Heyder Bengi

Ali Heyder Bengi

Ali Heyder Bengi | 29 years old from Diyarbakir – Graduate of Al-Azhar University (Cairo) – Department of Arabic literature – Married and father of four children.
Shot six times, including once in the abdomen



Kovdit Kililar

Kovdit Kililar | 38 years old, the web editor of the charity IHH, married and father of two children.
Killed by a single bullet that hit him between the eyebrows as he raised his camera to photograph the commandos landing on the Mavi Marmara



Cetin Topkoogelo

Cetin Topkoogelo

Cetin Topkoogelo | 54 years old former Taekwondo champion who worked as a coach for the Turkish national team
Shot three times – once in the back of his head, once in his hip and once in his belly, died as his wife tried to save him.



Necdet Yildirim

Necdet Yildirim | An aid worker in the humanitarian relief organization (IHH) of the city of Malatya – Married and father of a girl aged three years.
Two gunshot wounds: right shoulder, left back



Vahri Yildiz

Vahri Yildiz | 43 year old Fireman working in the town of Adiyaman – Married and father of four children.
Hit by five bullets, among them a fatal one in the chest.



Cengiz Sunqur

Cengiz Sunqur | 47 years old – from the city of Izmir – Married and father of seven children
One gunshot wound: front of neck



Cengiz Okez

Cengiz Okez | 41 years old from Iskenderun – Married and father of three children (14,12,9 years). Pictured here with his youngest daughter.
Four gunshot wounds: back of head, right side of face, back, left leg



photo Furkan Dogan

Farrakhan Dogan - American


Farrakhan Dogan |  American 19 year-old student in secondary School- had hoped and planned to become a doctor. The son of Dr. Ahmed Dogan (Assistant Professor at the University of Irkiis). Farrakhan holds dual citizenship, both Turkish and American and has two brothers.
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




Please share the word, their stories in their honour so their sacrifices won’t be forgotten. Nor the memories, their deaths, nor the crimes that killed them.
Do not forget them and the mourning families in your prayers…

We ask you: How many more dead corpses of Palestinians, peace-activists or humanitarian convoy members does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime and massacres are being stopped once and for all.






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