[Updates unten im Text]
Sarah Colborne war an Bord der attackierten „Mavie Marmara“ Hier ihre Zeugenaussage, auf einer von der Organisation „Palestine Solidarity“ einberufenen Pressekonferenz.
Zu den angeblich nicht-hinnehmbaren Provokationen der Mavi Marmara Crewmitglieder, die der IDF dokumentiert hatte, äußert sich Huwaida Arraf, Mitbegründerin der Free Gaza Bewegung, die als Passagier an Bord der Challenger war:
Huwaida Arraf, who was on the Challenger 1, another ship in the convoy, has confirmed that her voice is featured in the recordings of what are said to be transmissions between the Mavi Maramara and the Israeli Navy. In this part of the recording, she can be heard saying, “we have permission from the Gaza Port Authority to enter.”
Arraf claims that the presence of her voice in the alleged transmissions “proves that the audio has been edited by the IDF and sheds serious doubt on the authenticity of the audio material as a whole, as does the sound and voice quality of the other statements supposedly made by people on the Mavi Marmara.”
All video and audio taken by journalists and passengers on the night of the flotilla raid has been confiscated by Israel, which is only releasing highly edited segments to the media.
siehe hierzu update 2 unten – die dokumentation der zusammengepuzzelten audios auf youtube.
Hier der Autopsiebericht zum Massaker – die 9 getöteten Aktivisten wurden mit 30 Schüssen aus nächster Nähe hingerichtet, 48 weitere wurden durch die Kugeln verletzt und 6 Personen werden noch vermisst:
Update 1: Hier noch ein Zeugenbericht des Filmemachers Iara Lee, Mitbegründer der “San Francisco’s Caipirinha Foundation” – der auch mit an Bord der Mavi Marmara war und das Massaker überlebt hat:
What happened to us is happening in Gaza:
In the predawn hours of May 31, I was aboard the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, part of a convoy of humanitarian vessels aiming to deliver aid to besieged civilians in Gaza, when we were attacked in international waters by a unit of Israeli commandos.
Our ship had been inspected by customs agents in Turkey, a NATO member, who confirmed that there were no guns or any such weapons aboard. Indeed, the Israeli government has produced no such arms. What was aboard the ship were hundreds of civilian passengers, representatives of dozens of countries, who had planned to deliver the flotilla’s much-needed humanitarian materials for the Gazan people. These Palestinians have suffered under an illegal siege – first imposed by Israel in 2005 and strictly enforced since early 2009 – which Amnesty International has called „a flagrant violation of international law.“
The passengers on our ship – including elected officials, diplomats, media professionals and human rights workers – joined the flotilla as an act of peaceful protest. Israel’s powerful navy could have easily approached our boat and boarded it in broad daylight or pursued nonviolent options for disabling our vessel. Instead, the Israeli military launched a nighttime assault with heavily armed commandos. Under attack, some passengers skirmished with the boarding soldiers using broomsticks and other items at hand. The commandos and navy soldiers shot and killed at least nine civilians and seriously injured dozens more. Others are still missing. The final death toll has yet to be determined.
„Marvi Marmara, your are approaching an area of hostility which is under a naval blockade.The Gaza area, costal region and Gaza harbor are closed to all maritime traffic. the israeli government supports delivery of humanitarian supplies to the civilian population in the Gaza trip and invites you to enter the Ashdob Port.Delivery on the supplies accordance with the authoritiys regulations will be through the formal land crossings and under your observation after which you can return to your home ports aboard the vessels on which you arrived.“
„negative negative. our destination is Gaza“.
version 2 (dasselbe video) (erschienen gestern, am 04.06.2010)
„your are approaching an area of hostility which is under a naval blockade. „
(gleicher textteil wie oben hier aber mit anderer stimme unterlegt)
Nun aber hört man als angeliche Antwort aus dem Off
„shut up, go back to Ausschwitz!“ (männliche Stimme)
dann hier nun Huwaida (die ja Passagier auf der Challenger, nicht aber auf der Marvi Marmara war):
„We have permission from the Gaza port authority to enter „
dann männliche Stimme:
„We’re helping Arabs go against the US – remember 9/11 guys!“
Update 3:Free Gaza berichtet, dass der IDF nun die Manipulation der Audio Träger zugibt: IDF Admits It Doctored the Audio Tapes :
Cyprus, June 6, 2010) The IDF admitted today in a press release that it doctored audio footage from its exchanges with the Gaza flotilla in order to paint the flotilla passengers as anti-Semites.However, their comments made no more sense with this explanation: “This transmission had originally cited the Mavi Marmara ship as being the source of these remarks, however, due to an open channel, the specific ship or ships in the “Freedom Flotilla” responding to the Israeli Navy could not be identified. […]
siehe hier die Erklärung der „Israels Dfends Force Speakeperson“: