Monday, June 14, 2010
Screen Shots from the Smuggled MV Marmara Video
I took several screen shots from the one-hour-plus compilation of video scenes from the MV Mavi Marmara, smuggled out and turned over to the organization, CulturesOfResistance.org.
Here are some of them:
A laser from an IDF helicopter, searching for targets, or trying to intimidate resistors from defending themselves against the illegal seizure.
A scene in the dispensary area, where wounded captured IDF soldiers and passengers were treated equally until the IDF gained control of the area where casualties were being treated. According to most reports, the IDF then took over care of their own casualties, and for a long time, denied medical treatment to wounded Turks or other non-Israelis.
There were cameras everywhere, being used to record what really happened. There were hundreds of still and video cameras, laptops and other digital equipment seized. None have been returned.
This is a poignant scene. The young man is bleeding, lying on the floor of a large compartment, full of computers and other communication equipment. He is photographing himself, as another person photographs him. I do not know whether or not this young man survived.
IDF list of some of the Turkish citizens they knew were going to be on the MV Mavi Marmara. Some of the men pictured on this page were killed.
A young IDF soldier, possibly the one from whom the book was taken, after his capture. He is being led down to the dispensary. He survived. He does not look very courageous. I wonder what this kid did when his unit gave him a replacement weapon after they got him released from the passengers? This last image isn't a screen shot from the video, it was taken by Adem Ozkose/Gercek Hayat Magazin.