Above is a video taken by Israeli Defense Force personnel of the beatings and violence unleashed as IDF seals boarded the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara. The IDF should not have boarded the vessels — and the activists should not have engaged in such violence.
This is a video of Israeli citizens celebrating the Israeli attack on the Turkish ship in front of the Turkish Embassy in Tel Aviv. There is no sense of remorse at all for those who died — no matter what the reasons. This video will further inflame the anger throughout the Middle East and in much of the rest of the world at Israel’s choice of violence in these tests of its resolve.
This kind of behavior and hubris is exactly the kind of thing that turns the stomachs of those tasked with national security policy work in the White House. Even Dennis Ross on the National Security Council staff would be repulsed by what this video depicts. Someone should ask him.
– Steve Clemons