AHSAN SHAMRUK: “I neither want the apology nor the money of Israel, but only real justice!”

Ahsan Shamruk — Palestinian living in the United Kingdom, self-employed
(This face-to-face interview was conducted in Istanbul, Turkey, on 27 December 2010)

“The bullet fired from the helicopter shot me in the head, went through my mouth ripping my lips. Another soldier on board shot me in my belly. Four soldiers jumped on me and started kicking. However, the mental abuse I suffered in the helicopter precedes everything that happened to me.”

“We had the opportunity to take the guns of the captured Israeli soldiers, retaliate and shoot them and their helicopters, but we were there for only one reason: to help and give the people of Gaza a reason to live, not only to bear a shameful existence…”

“When we were praying salah, even the Archbishop Hilarion Capucci sat and started praying with us. All what you could hear at that moment was praying and nasheed. I felt as if I was in Heaven on the Mavi Marmara.”

Click the link below to read the full interview

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