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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Raw video from the Mavi Marmara

Here's about an hour's worth (a little bit more) of raw video that was shot from the lower deck of the Mavi Marmara - the ship on which nine people died when terrorists attacked IDF Naval commandos who were sent to stop the ship.

Here are some things you should know about this video (which was shot by Iara Lee, a Brazilian filmmaker and 'activist' and one of the passengers on the Mavi Marmara):
Ms. Lee’s raw video, posted on YouTube on Friday, gives viewers a chance to see the atmosphere on the main ship in the flotilla, the Mavi Marmara, just before and during the raid. The footage was shot over the course of more than one hour, as the camera was turned on and off a few times, but it shows long, uninterrupted stretches of the event. (Please be aware that the video contains graphic images of people who have been badly wounded and may have died.)

Since the camera was on a lower deck of the ship, it also shows but does not give a clear view of the violent confrontation and shootings that took place on the top deck of the ship, after Israeli commandos boarded from a helicopter and met with resistance from passengers on board. But the video, and accompanying audio, will help give a better sense of the timeline of the raid. It also shows clearly the area of the ship where wounded and dying passengers — and soldiers — were brought for medical treatment.


At the U.N. news conference, Ms. Lee rejected claims that the passengers on the ship expected the Israelis to use violence. She said “people were naive,” and fully expected to be allowed to pass through the Israeli naval blockade and reach Gaza. She also said that she hopes that expert analysis of the video will help to make clear when the first shots of live ammunition were fired, since the Israeli military seemed to fire shots from non-lethal weapons at the outset of the raid.
Let's go to the videotape.


I didn't get to watch all of this before I posted it.

Note that around the 36:00 mark we hear what sounds like gunfire and you see people throwing things at the IDF boats. At the 39:00 mark we're told (in English) that they're shooting paintball and not live ammunition). Around 41:00 we see the helicopters and around 42:00 we see people preparing clubs and shooting slingshots even though the terrorists were supposedly all on the upper deck and we're looking at the lower deck.

Notice how they claim to have two soldiers. If that was true (and I didn't see any), I don't know how they got out of there alive. Notice also how EVERYONE seems to have video cameras.

For people who supposedly were not expecting a fight, they sure had a lot of weapons and medical equipment, didn't they?


At 8:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i believe that the video is proof that lee is lying and that most of the passengers lied about what happened

i would not the 17 minute mark where you can hear the discussion between two passengers regarding the others on board who are not like us.

also note the 38 minute mark...a part that has been played on progressive websites and democracy now, that cuts out the answer to the question, "is it blood"...

the answer is "no, they are shooting paintballs" the questioner than laughs

would like to know if what appeared to be the dead have been among the confirmed, because the cpr being performed was right out of pallywood

i have cpr training...those guys didnt and it looked like they were reinacting scenes from a movie

not sure why israel is not releasing the vids they confiscated

if they are like this one...they have nothing to fear

At 9:50 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

Yes, they has a lot of weapons and some medical equipment but they were clueless as to how to use it.

45:30 man said..another soldier, two soldiers...
50:46 man brought out curved knife.
52:12 man held up Israeli helmet.
55:49 washed down decks with hose.
58:10 throwing stuff down at Israelis.
1:00:46 man said ...soldiers...


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