The following video from surveillance cameras on the Mavi Marmara shows the Free Gaza “humanitarian workers” preparing to greet the IDF soldiers when they board. Notice the various weapons chosen by the peace activists as they get ready for action:
The notes accompanying the video at LiveLeak are below the jump:
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RAW: Flotilla Attackers/Aid Workers Prepare Weapons To Attack IDF Soldiers
From the security cameras aboard the Mavi Marmara: the passengers of the Gaza flotilla are seen here preparing for confrontation with the IDF soldiers. The rioters put on gas masks and arm themselves with rods, slingshots, broken bottles, metal objects, and water hoses. As the IDF soldiers approach the ship the rioters immediately attack the forces by hurling these objects at them.
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.
Hat tip: TB.
If it worked for North Korea, it will for Israel.
I looked but couldn’t find the video at LiveLeak (wanted to post it in my blog). But it is over at good old YouTube. Check out the “idfnadesk” channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/idfnadesk (which appears to be officially connected to the IDF).
And also this channel which claims to have footage that was censored out by the IDF:
This whole affair has led me to wonder if Israel, or anyone for that matter, has small order EMP weapons. If they took out all the technology on the ship the mess would be easier to clean up.