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Mankell: “They only found my razor”. Famous Swedish author speaks out against Israeli commandos. The allegations and counter-allegations about what actually happened under Monday’s operation by the Israeli Navy against the flotilla on its way to Gaza continue. Best-selling Swedish author of “Wallander”, Henning Mankell, who was aboard the ship Swedish-registered aid ship “Sofia” and amongst those apprehended, says he’s shocked by the military’s methods.

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Mankell: “They only found my razor”

Published on Wednesday, 2nd June, 2010 at 12:17 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Famous Swedish author speaks out against Israeli commandos.

Henning Mankell in Bethlehem (Illus. photo)
Henning Mankell in Bethlehem (Illus. photo)
Photo: PalFest/Flickr


The allegations and counter-allegations about what actually happened under Monday’s operation by the Israeli Navy against the flotilla on its way to Gaza continue.

Best-selling Swedish author of “Wallander”, Henning Mankell, who was aboard the ship Swedish-registered aid ship “Sofia” and amongst those apprehended, says he’s shocked by the military’s methods.

“They shot at sleeping people. It’s nonsense when they say we had weapons on board. The only thing they found was my razor. They actually came and showed me. It says something about their level of professionalism,” he tells the Gothenburg Post.

Mankell alleges he was put in isolation and only let out of jail after seven hours. Both he and Swedish parliamentary representative Mehmet Kaplan of the Green Party, also on board the “Sofie”, were interviewed by Israeli security authorities.

The two were only allowed to leave after signing a voluntary declaration, waiving their right under Israeli law to appeal deportation within 72 hours.

Mankell says he didn’t know about the casualties until the paper Expressen informed him on the homeward flight, and his thoughts were with those who were killed.

According to NRK, the three jailed Norwegians are now on their way home.



Published on Wednesday, 2nd June, 2010 at 12:17 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: israel, beersheba, jail, mavi, marmara, navy, action, detain, activists, gaza, blockade.





  
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