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Netanyahu: Gaza flotilla raid 'lawful'

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has told an inquiry that Israel "acted under international law" when it intercepted a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May.

He appeared before a commission looking into the deaths of nine Turkish activists during the raid, which sparked an international outcry.

Mr Netanyahu said the Gaza blockade was legal and that Israeli troops only used force when their lives were in danger.

Mishal Husain spoke to Ken O'Keefe, a former US marine who was on board one of the ships when it was stormed by Israeli security forces.

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