The Israeli Foreign Ministry exposed another video from the Mavi Mamara ship Friday, this time showing IHH leader Bulent Yildirim inciting followers, “If you [Israel] send the commandos, we will throw you down from here and you will be humiliated in front of the whole world. If they board our ship, we will throw them into the sea, Allah willing!"
The footage, discovered among the possessions of one of the passengers, also catches an Egypian legislator joining others to chant, “Martyrs marching into Gaza by the millions.”
The film adds more proof to incriminating evidence that the hard core of 40 terror activists on the top deck of the ship conspired and incited to assault and kidnap Navy commandos. It further contradicts edited videos by the IHH and Free Gaza activists depicting the commandos' self-defense as if they were initiating the attacks.
Previous IDF videos have shown the 40-member gang assaulting the commandos as they hit the deck, descending on ropes from hovering helicopters. The terror activists, many of whom were trained in hand-to-hand combat, beat the naval officers with metal rods, knifed them and took several hostages until the commanding officer gave the order to open fire to save the lives of their comrades.
The Mavi Mamara ship was the lead vessel in the six-ship flotilla that tried to break Israel’s sovereignty over the Gaza coastal waters. An inspection of all the goods on the Mavi Mamara ship has revealed that it did not carry any humanitarian aid that was claimed to be on board.