Flotilla Video Footage Misrepresented

  • June 14, 2010

A much-circulated video claims to show Israeli soldiers unloading military materiel that was "hidden" behind humanitarian goods on the Mavi Marmara, the flotilla ship on which extremists attacked Israel Defense Forces naval commandos.

This is a misrepresentation of the video footage.  According to Israeli officials, no heavy weapons were smuggled in any of the ships. 

Israel's Foreign Ministry has issued a full list of goods carried on the six ships in the flotilla. The only heavy cargo carried aboard the Mavi Marmara was the passengers' personal belongings and luggage.