Several activists suggested the death toll was higher than nine, and accused the Israeli army of hiding bodies and destroying forensic evidence.
"The soldiers shot a doctor who wanted to surrender and they threw dead bodies into the sea. We still don't know what happened to them," said Bulent Yildirim, chairman of the IHH, the Turkish Islamic charity which organized the convoy.
He said Israeli commandos had forced activists to kneel with their hands behind their backs after they stormed the flotilla, and helicopters circling overhead poured cold sea water onto them.Well, that would explain the disparities in death counts.
Take a look at this, too:
Kevin Ovenden of Britain said a man who had pointed a camera at the soldiers was shot directly through the forehead with live ammunition, with the exit wound blowing away the back of his skull.That would also explain the lack of footage. You would think that simply taking the camera would be enough. Better safe than sorry.
(Edit: Obviously these are stories from an interested party. But they are serious accusations, and deserve independent investigation.)