In his piece: "IDF Executed Mavi Marmara Victims," Richard Silverstein writes, after describing the fact that a footage of an actual execution of a passenger by an Israeli commando is now available:
"This changes everything. Here for the first time is evidence that the IDF was not just engaged in a defensive operation, but that it had determined to murder passengers. Gone are the hasbara [Israeli official propaganda - RG] rationales which defended Israel and blamed the victims for their own deaths.
I am ashamed of Israel. I am ashamed of my president's response to Israel."
Some of the footage is available with the article on Silverstein's blog "Tikkun Olam":
For a more extensive footage, coupled with an interview with Lara Lee, the journalist who smuggled an hour worth of material off of the Mavi Marmara, go to Democracy Now! at
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