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June 30, 2015 6:27 pm

Israeli TV Releases Exclusive Footage of Navy’s Dramatic Interception of Gaza Flotilla (VIDEO)

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Channel 2 News released exclusive images and footage of the IDF's interception of the Gaza-bound flotilla. PHOTO: Channel 2 News.

Channel 2 News released exclusive images and footage of the IDF’s interception of the Gaza-bound flotilla. PHOTO: Channel 2 News.

An Israeli television station released exclusive footage on Tuesday showing scenes from the takeover by the IDF’s elite Shayetet 13 naval commando unit of the Swedish vessel Marianne which was attempting to bypass Israel’s security patrols of the Gaza coast.

The dramatic reel was captured by Channel 2 reporter Ohad Chemo who was aboard the ship as it was boarded by the Israelis, and was able to film the footage first-hand. The IDF censor granted Channel 2 permission to release the footage on Tuesday.

The interception of the ship occurred on Sunday, at about 1:00 a.m., as it sailed between the Egyptian cities of Port Said and Al-Arish along the northern Sinai coast, approximately 160 km from Gaza.

The Israeli navy first ordered the ship to change course and head towards the Ashdod port. Negotiations then began between the Israeli forces, the ship’s captain, and Israeli-Arab Knesset member Basel Ghattas. In the footage, Ghattas is seen raising a megaphone and telling naval personnel that “the captain requests that only one person board the ship, unarmed, to speak with us.”

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The soldiers are heard responding, “if you don’t want any damage to be inflicted, please stop the ship and let us board peacefully, because this is our intention.”

Soldiers can also be heard addressing former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki who was on board the flotilla. One of the Israelis told Marzouki: “I am surprised that you are on your way to support a regime which has the same ideology of those who committed  an act of terror on your shores.” The soldier was referring to the brutal assault on Friday by Islamic State sympathizer Seifeddine Rezgui, who killed dozens of innocents at a Tunisian resort, mainly British and European vacationers.

Though the navy faced little resistance, the footage shows a fight between the commandos and two of the ship’s passengers who had tied themselves to the vessel. The soldiers were forced to use a taser gun to subdue the pair, while other passengers stood by shouting at them for intercepting the ship in international waters.

The Marianne docked safely in Ashdod on Monday night and three of the activists on board were expelled from Israel.

Channel 2 said it will release the complete footage of the interception tomorrow.

Watch the exclusive footage below:

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  • Shirley Hiller

    Was the captain George Galloway?

  • ‘Ami Artsi

    I was wondering about the name of the author, considering the wrong story its columns tells… Is he David or Daoud ? Because if he’s Daoud, the biased story is explained. But if it’s David, it does not… I guess Da (vid or oud) still haven’t decide yet… Am I wrong ?

  • HaroldT

    Has Israel impounded the ship. Heavy fines should be imposed on everyone on the ship to secure their release from imprisonment. Will Bibi have the guts to do so ?

  • Sérgio Manchester

    It seems that Yarmouk Refugee Camp in Syria doesn’t exist at all.

  • Lee

    I hope the tazer hurt–a lot.

  • European Union is a democracy, so that thousands of its citizens can fight under the flag of ISIS.
    Of Course, those less brave are content with ‘free’ and ‘exciting’ TRIP to Gaza…

    And meanwhile it can be seen that no Palestinian are in a hurry to join tens of thousands of immigrants to Europe. And do you know why?
    Because they have economic and personal security in Israel!

  • SARA RIFKA

    Israeli-Arab Knesset member Basel Ghattas…THIS PERSON SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM ISRAEL SOIL….WITH HIS FAMILY HIS GOODS AND HIS BANK ACCOUNT……TO SLEEP ONE NIGHT WHILE HE WALKS THE STONES OF ISRAEL IS ONE DAY, ONE NIGHT TOO MANY…..

    ONE WOULD NEVER KNOW WHERE THE HANDS MIND AND HEART OF SUCH A TERRORIST OF CHARACTER COULD RELEASE….ON THAT FACT AND THE CHUTZPA OF ‘RIGHT IN THE FACE ACTION’ SHOULD ONLY CLAIM A ONE WAY TRIP THIRD CLASS OUT OF ISRAEL OR HE SHOULD BE CAGED IN THE CENTRE OF A COSMIC SQUARE AND STONED…..

    IT IS THERE WAY SO WHY NOT GIVE THEM WHAT THEY ARE USED TO…

    THE RODEO DRIVE HOSPITALITY IS FOREIGN TO THESE SICK MINDED PEOPLE…..WHO BY NEWS PRINT MUST REACH OVER 75 PER CENT OF THE MUSLIM POPULATION

    NO MERCY…..AND, ‘ NO PRISONERS’

    THIS ONE COULD BE TOO COSTLY AND A LIFE OF ‘A JEW’ AND THE SURVIVAL OF THE SOUL FAR OUTWEIGHS THE WEIGHT OF THIS
    HUMAN PIECE OF GARBAGE WITH A DRESS OF SKIN.

    PLEASE….DON’T INSULT US JEWS ANYMORE ……WHEN ONE PLAYS WITH FIRE……ONE DOES GET BURNT…..

  • Larinthian

    No other country in the world is forced to bare witness and respond to violence, upheaval, and aggression more than Israel. To make matters worse, Israel is often the one who is portrayed as the perpetrator of these events. These lunatics who operate under the guise of being a humanitarian mission, in order to get more weapons in the hands of the Palestinians so they can murder more innocent Israelis. These crackpots should consider themselves very fortunate that Israel is a moral and civil country. If it were up to me, I would have blown these vessels sky high. Of course, the media will portray Israel in a negative light and make it out that the flotilla was a legitimate operation. The sewer, otherwise known as the U.N. have no problem slapping Israel with phony war crimes and human rights violations while conveniently sweeping the Palestinians many acts of terrorism, propaganda, and bigotry. If you don’t believe me, I would suggest you read the U.N.’s recently released report on last year’s protective edge conflict. Both the joint chief of staff Martin Dempsey and high ranking British military official Richard Kemp, reported that they have never seen another country take as many precautions to protect the opponents civilians more than Israel. In fact, Israel cared more about the Palestinians than their own country did. But, don’t let the facts stand in the way. We see a world that is in immense instability, chaos, and hatred in people’s hearts. There are many dyer issues that we must confront in order to begin the process of solving these problems. But, we need to first accurately account for the root causes of the difficulties before we can go to the next step. I would ask any and all people who devote their time, energy, and resources on destroying Israel, a fundamental question. Will any of thir actions and beliefs get us any closer to developing a better world?

  • ‘Ami Artsi

    Don’t play our ennemies game, tell the truth ! Don’t feed their propaganda ! Don’t tell about a “dramatic interception” if nothing dramatic ever happened !

  • ‘Ami Artsi

    Why ‘dramatic’ interception ?

    I have seen nothing dramatic here.

    Two people has been received electric tazer hit because they were fighting and Tsahal had to neutralyze them.

    Those images were impressive, but nothing has been dramatic.

    Don’t play the game of our ennemies ! They’ll use you as a jewish media to get their speech stronger, and give it a legitimacy.

    Learn what really happened before talking about a ‘dramatic’ intercept…

    Don’t play their game !

  • snappir

    “dramatic”…?!!!??
    really ?
    and why do we need to see this ? who cares ?
    BDS will use this video for their own purpose.
    So why to show it ?
    Extreme stupidity

  • noah

    Should have tossed the MK and the rest of the delusional IDIOTS into the sea.

  • Alan Cahn,

    Israel is a light unto all nations and those who have other views should look East at perverted views of how So called G-d’s children are behaving!

  • Carol

    The video seems not to be working — at least on my computer.

  • Patricia Carmeli

    You sick bastards for rejoicing in this interception of peace activists bringing humanitarian aid to a besieged people. Shame on your readership, and mostly, shame on the people and government of Israel!

    • Yanky

      Dear all,

      Do you know that Israel sends more trucks of supplies to Gaza everyday, then what that boat or what any Arab country even thinks of sending. The reason for this is because they don’t actually care. The only reason why they scream Gaza the whole time by protests, is because they need to try justify(”) something that they do usually for the hatred of Jews. They don’t care about Israel, even their Koran says Israel belongs to the Jews; they just hate the Jews and that is there reasoning.

      If there was no Israel, they would never even open their mouth regarding them. You would never even of heard about a place like it, just like you bunch have never heard of places in other parts of the world which hundreds and even thousands are murdered every day in cold blood. Please before commenting, research you information, or even better go see for yourselves. I have been there, so I could give my first hand experiences.

    • Michael

      Good for you. They can starve, massacre and humiliate all the Arabs (the real Semitic peoples) and still complain of worldwide “anti-semitism”. Unbelievable!

    • kaytee

      they had no intentions of peace or aid. just wanted to make Israel look bad.so the world will hate along with them. Gaza gets tons of $ from all over the world. they are besieged only by their own violent terrorist governors. Bless you Patricia.
      Especially bless Israel.

      • mary daly

        I think that boat has sailed the world does hate Israel and with all the rubbish and hatered thats wrote on here doesn’t surprise me I wouldn’t mind but most of yous haven’t even seen Israel yous are sitting in front of a computer spouting hatered and then when the world wakes up to what Israel is doing oh its poor us why maybe if you and the like of you didnt show Israel up in the hatered that yous write for the world to read maybe then Israel would have a few more allies

    • steve

      you sick bastard, there are no humanitarian supplies of any worth on the ships, AGAIN. Admit it your are an anti-semetic bastard. why don’t you protest about all the Christians that are being murdered by your friends?

    • mary daly

      bravo thats the only sensible thing I read

  • Theodore Sternberg

    That’s badass!

  • EVE LAING

    HI,

    SORRY, THE AUDIO ON VIDEO WAS IN HEBREW, WHICH IS NOT MY LANGUAGE. I WISH YOU LUCK WHATEVER YOU DO.

    EL

  • Bro. Nick

    Beloved ISRAEL – please know that there are Biblical CHRISTians that support you and have a very deep love for you and for the JEWS, and for all of your peoples:
    “PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM:
    they shall prosper that love thee.”
    (Psalm 122:6, KJB)

    “Behold, he that keepeth ISRAEL shall neither slumber nor sleep.”
    (Psalm 124:4, KJB)

  • art

    These people should be detained, fined and their boat confiscated. Ghattas in turn should be punished. Mazourki can be released to the islamists. The contents of the boat should be publicly displayed since I’m sure there are no “humanitarian goods on it

  • Put all the passagers in Gaza and leave them there to enjoy real Islam.

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