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West Country Gaza flotilla volunteers return

Four volunteers from the West Country who were aboard an aid flotilla when it was stormed by Israeli commandos have returned to the UK.

Sakir Yildirim and Cliff Hanley, from Bristol, and Ibrahim Musaji from Gloucester, arrived at Heathrow Airport on Sunday.

Also returning was Alexandra Lort-Phillips, 37, who lives in Hackney, east London, but was raised in West Lavington, Wiltshire.

She said it was "terrifying".

She described "running around with stretchers" and being detained next to the bodies of aid workers killed by Israeli forces.

Nine people died when Israeli commandos stormed the Turkish ship last week.

The Israeli ambassador to the United States has said Israel will not apologise for the incident.

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