Turkish doctor: Irish Gaza activist under treatment after Israel attack

The chief doctor of a hospital in the Turkish capital said that a wounded Irish activist had several injuries stemming from acts of battery.

Turkish doctor: Irish Gaza activist under treatment after Israel attack

The chief doctor of a hospital in the Turkish capital said on Thursday that a wounded Irish activist, who was brought from Israel following a raid against Gaza-bound aid ships, had several injuries stemming from acts of battery.

41-year-old Irish activist, Almahti Alharati who was brought to Turkey from Israel with an ambulance plane on Wednesday after getting wounded at Monday's Israeli attack on ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, has been taken under treatment at Ankara's Ataturk Training & Research Hospital.

Making a statement regarding the Irish patient's health, the hospital's Chief Doctor Metin Dogan said the patient was currently conscious and had several injuries caused by acts of battery.

On Monday, an Israeli raid on the convoy of ships with more than 600 activists on board killed 9 people and injured nearly 30 others. Four of the dead were reported to be Turkish citizens.

But, the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) said on Thursday that there were still missing people from the convoy.

IHH's chairman Bulent Yildirim said Israel handed over bodies of nine dead people so far.

"However, we have a longer list, there are still people who are missing," Yildirim told reporters.

Late on Wednesday, an ambulance plane landed at Ankara's Etimesgut Airport with two injured activists on board. Turkish health minister said one of the activists was Turkish
citizen Imdat Avli and the other was a citizen of Ireland.

After a couple of hours, two ambulance planes also arrived at a military base in the Turkish capital with 17 wounded Turkish citizens on board.

Three more Turkish Airlines (THY) planes, carrying 466 activists as well as bodies of 9 people that were killed in the recent Israeli attack, also landed in Istanbul early on Thursday.


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