More Peace Activist Video
Peace activist group Cultures of Resistance have posted an hour long continuous and unedited video and the Peace activists is action. Nothing terribly new that wasn’t included in their edited version from yesterday but there is some interesting stuff here. They discuss the attack in advance, the mystery of the “bloody” ladder is solved, we see one of the Israeli hostages and the peace activists show off Israeli gear taken from their hostages. We don’t get to see the atacks on the soldiers because the camera is on the wrong side of the ship. I did find it interesting to see the sequence of events unfold in real time. I assembled a time line to make viewing easier.
(Here’s the page at Vimeo: Israeli Attack on the Mavi Marmara // Raw Footage )
Many of the IHH operatives can be identified because they’re the ones carrying radios.
As they look out at the approaching Israeli boats at 16:20 there’s an inaudible question. I assume Peace Activist A is asking what happens when the boats arrive. Peace Activist B replies, “They get chucked off. They get thrown off, over the side.”
Peace activist A asks, “What if they land from a helicopter?”
Peace Activist B answers, “There are people everywhere. These guys, these Turks, they’re not like us who come from an easy life. (something inaudible about “a boat”) They’re always ready for these things.”
Peace activist A, “So they are ready to fight, uh?”
Peace Activist B responds, “Whatever happens.”
20:10 They spot a helicopter. The Peace Activist at 20:20 is Iara Lee. “They have drones”, she says with a whiny tone.
24:30 The Call to Prayer is played over the ships’ intercom.
33:00 they spot the Israeli boarding vessels.
35:50 an Israeli boat pulls up along side of the ship and the sound of the paintball guns and a flash grenade can be heard. The Peace Protester throw chairs, rocks, and bottles.
We see the “Bloody” ladder that we’ve all been curious about at 38:24.
Peace Activist A asks, “Is this blood?”
“No.” says Peace Activist B.
They discuss the paintball guns and chuckle.
40:26 The helicopters arrive
43:30 We see the first injured Peace Protester and hear possibly the first use of live ammunition.
44:18 Peace Protester and self proclaimed human shield Kevin Neish shows off the intelligence pamphlet he took from an Israeli hostage.
45:27 Neish notices they’ve captured another hostage and announces “We have another soldier”
48:08 More praying. Notice he picks up his metal bar when he’s done and the sun is beginning to rise in the background.
49:48 The location is at the bottom of the stairwell past where they carried the unconscious hostage. A woman announces “They are coming”. The men at the top of the stair well with metal bars to prevent the Israelis from entering to rescue the hostages.
52:11 A peace activists shows off a helmet from one of the hostages.
55:31 A announcement comes over the intercom that the ship has been taken. The look bummed.
56:38 From the tattoos we can tell that the man carrying the stretcher is Peace Activist Ken O’Keefe
58:00 an Israeli boat pulls along side and Peace Activists throw stuff. An announcement comes over the loudspeaker that they are using live ammunition.