Video: Activists prepare to clash

Flotilla participants seen gathering rods, slingshots before IDF raid.

June 2, 2010 21:36
Flotilla activist weilding knife

Flotilla activist weilding knife 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Video footage released Wednesday by the IDF shows the Gaza protest flotilla passengers preparing for a violent assault on the approaching IDF force.

The video was taken from the security cameras of the flotilla ships minutes before they were boarded by the IDF raid Monday.

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In the footage, the activists can be seen gathering various weapons such as iron rods, broken bottles, slingshots and other iron implements, then pointing to the sea in anticipation of the attack.

IDF Video: Flotilla activists preparing for attack

The flotilla originated in Cyprus and attempted to break the Israeli imposed blockade on Gaza. It was raided and captured by IDF commando forces on Monday night. The soldiers were assaulted by the activists, resulting in 9 casualties among them.

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