'Activists threw stun grenades'

New IDF footage shows attacks before soldiers boarded 'Mavi Marmara.'

June 2, 2010 15:16
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The IDF Spokesperson's office on Wednesday afternoon released more new footage of Gaza flotilla activists attacking soldiers with a stun grenade, a box of plates, and water hoses.

The video was taken before the soldiers boarded the Mavi Marmara in Monday's raid.

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Also in this video, activists can be seen waving metal rods and chains, which were later used to attack soldiers.

Earlier Wednesday, the IDF Spokespersons Office on Wednesday released new footage  showing Monday's bloody raid of the Mavi Marmara ship.

Several voices belonging to Navy commandos are heard in the most recently released IDF video.

The following is a transcript of the dialogue heard in the IDF clip:

- I need reinforcements here with me

- He wants to pass underneath

- Wait, one is in front of me

- It's coming from all directions

- We need to be evacuated, now

- Tell him that he's close already-

- Real weapons, real weapons (ie.guns)

- They have real weapons?

- Yes, yes, real weapons

- They are firing on us

- There is live fire below

- Live fire below

- Live fire here

- Shoot him where is he?

- Negative

IDF soldier: 'It felt like a lynch'
Comment: A scandalous saga of withheld footage

The IDF previously released footage of the Monday raid, which depicted the activists attacking soldiers with various weapons, including a large metal pole and other metal objects.

In related news, Israel Radio reported Wednesday that the most viewed video on YouTube over the last day was the IDF's footage of the Mavi Marmara raid.

Al-Jazeera's flotilla raid footage racked up over 500,000 views.

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