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What happened on the Mavi Marmara?

Speedboat escorts Turkish ship Mavi Marmara to the port of Ashdod, 31 May 2010

The deaths on board the Mavi Marmara have sparked global condemnation but defiance from Israel, which insists it has the right to defend itself

In the early hours of Monday 31 of May, Israeli troops stormed the Turkish ship the Mavi Marmara, part of a flotilla of six vessels carrying aid for Gaza.

At least nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed, and 30 were wounded.

But the events which led to the shooting of the activists by Israeli forces are still bitterly disputed.

The BBC's Rob Walker has been looking into the conflicting accounts emerging in recent days, and trying to piece together what happened on board the Mavi Marmara.

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First broadcast 5 June 2010

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