New footage of flotilla attack contradicts Israeli account

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Update: Here is Lee’s full hour of footage:

Update: Iara Lee has posted 14 minutes of her footage from the Mavi Marmara:

Here is the description from her website Cultures of Resistance:

On the night of Sunday, May 30, showing a terrifying disregard for human life, Israeli naval forces surrounded and boarded ships sailing to bring humanitarian aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip. On the largest ship, the Mavi Marmara, Israeli commandos opened fire on civilian passengers, killing at least 9 passengers and wounding dozens more. Others are still missing. The final death toll is yet to be determined. Cultures of Resistance director Iara Lee was aboard the besieged ship and has since returned home safely.

Despite the Israeli government’s thorough efforts to confiscate all footage taken during the attack, Iara Lee was able to retain some of her video recordings. [Above] is 15 minutes of raw footage from the moments leading up to and during the Israeli commandos’ assault on the Mavi Marmara.

Filmmaker Iara Lee on Democracy Now! this morning. Lee will be holding a press conference at the UN later today to share all her footage.

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