US-Brazilian documentary-maker released a video that shows for the first time the moments leading up to and during the Israeli commandos’ assault on Turkish Gaza ship.
Nine people, including eight Turkish and one U.S. citizen of Turkish descent, died when Israeli forces raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla on May 31. Around 30 people were wounded in the attack.
The ship was also carrying activists from Britain, Germany, Malaysia, Belgium, Ireland and elsewhere.
Iara Lee, a US-Brazilian documentary-maker who was among the hundreds of Gaza aid activists, told Brazil's Globo television network, "we have to get back to the US and show this to the entire world."
She said her images - contained on three memory cards hid in her underwear to escape confiscation by the Israelis - were exclusive and high quality.
Video footage released so far of the raid has included a live internet feed from the flotilla the Israelis quickly hacked, and excerpts released by the Israeli military that include images of Israeli soldiers being hit by stick-wielding individuals after dropping from helicopters.
Israeli soldiers confiscated all cameras, computers and telephones they found, according to the released activists and journalists on board, some of whom accuse Israel of editing the expropriated images to suit its own version of events.
Below is 15 minutes of raw footage from the moments leading up to and during the Israeli commandos’ assault on the Mavi Marmara.
The Turkish minister defined the Israeli attack on aid flotilla as a problem between Israel and international community and international law, not a problem between Turkey and Israel.
Israel refused international independent probe asked by Turkey and international community.