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Activist denies 'terrorist' tag
US ex-marine tells Al Jazeera that Israeli claims linking him to terrorism are false.
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2010 11:01 GMT



Israeli authorities are defying international criticismof last week's raid on the Gaza aid flotilla, in which nine people were killed.

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They are now claiming that five passengers on board the Mavi Marmara were "active terrorists".

Israel's "terrorist" list includes two Turks, one French, and two US citizens.

Ken O'Keefe, a former US marine, who is on the list, is accused of being a "radical anti-Israel activist" whom the Israelis say wanted to "train a commando unit" for Hamas.

But speaking to Al Jazeera's Veronica Pedrosa, O'Keefe denied the allegation.

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