Libyan Rebel Commander: I Was on the Mavi Marmara

Posted by John Rosenthal

According to the Spanish daily ABC, a Libyan rebel commander who played a key role in overthrowing the rule of Muammar Qaddafi previously participated in the May 2010 attempt to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza aboard the Turkish-owned vessel the Mavi Marmara. The operation famously culminated in a deadly clash between Israel Defense Force commandos and “activists,” armed with iron rods and knives, aboard the ship.

The paper’s source for the story is the rebel leader himself: Mahdi al-Harati…

See my new report on National Review Online here.

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