Mar. 13, 2018
Pro-Palestinian Campaigner Admits Their Activist Initiated 2010 Violence aboard Mavi Marmara – Robert Philpot (Times of Israel)
In newly revealed posts from a secret British Facebook group, Greta Berlin, the spokesperson of the group involved in the flotilla that attempted to enter Gaza in May 2010, states that the Israeli troops did not open fire until after Ken O’Keefe, a former U.S. marine aboard the Mavi Marmara, seized a gun from one of them.
O’Keefe “was responsible for some of the deaths on board the Mavi Marmara. Had he not disarmed an Israeli…soldier, they would not have started to fire,” she wrote on the Palestine Live group in 2014.
She added that O’Keefe was “not a hero and his actions put others on the Mavi Marmara at risk.”
She also refers to “Ken’s crazy ideas to attack” soldiers, branding him “a menace,” and writing of his “rather crazy ideas of wanting to have a ‘suicide boat.'”