Ken O'Keefe

Kenneth Nichols O'Keefe (born July 21, 1969) is an American-Irish-Palestinian citizen and activist and former United States Marine and Gulf War veteran who attempted to renounce his United States citizenship in 2001. He led the human shield action to Iraq and was a passenger on the MV Mavi Marmara during the Gaza flotilla raid. He claimed to have participated during clashes on the ship including having been involved in the disarmament of two Israeli commandos.