This could very well be the best, and most important, video of the Freedom Flotilla farce. It proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the “peace activists” of the IHH, not the IDF were the cause of the violence.
As the IDF explain on their YouTube channel, in the “footage captured on the Mavi Marmara, activists are seen attacking the soldiers with a stun grenade, a box of plates, and water hoses as the soldiers attempt to board the ship. the activists are also waiving around metal rods and chains later used to attack the soldiers with. The IDF soldiers were armed with paint ball guns (used for riot dispersal) and pistols which they were ordered to use only as a last resort.
“In the early hours of the 31st of May 2010, IDF soldiers boarded the ships of the “Free Gaza” Flotilla, after the ships refused to redirect their course. Aboard the Mavi Marmara the soldiers encountered serious violence when, in a preplanned attack, the activists on board lynched the soldiers with knives, metal rods and stole two of their guns. As a result 7 soldiers were injured and 9 activists were killed.” It is, frankly, unbelievable that most members of the mainstream media continue to defend these so-called peace activists. As you can see in the video, they were anything but. They attacked soldiers who didn’t come to fight but only to check their cargo. They had no reason to throw a stun grenade at the soldiers, nor to attack them with knives and metal bars, let alone with rifles.