Every hour that passes one more piece of Israel’s hasbara house of cards gets taken apart

by Yaniv Reich on June 4, 2010

In addition to the proven IDF lies highlighted in the preceding posts on this blog, the latest blunder comes from the IDF’s clearly doctored “Radio Transmission from Mavi Marmara to Israel Navy”. Thanks to Ali Abunimah for the original post pointing this out.

It sounds in the strange, clearly edited recording that the IDF published as though some Slavic fellow tells the IDF officer on the line to “Go back to Auschwitz.” Then some other guy in a deep Southern-sounding drawl mumbles something related to 911 and helping the Arabs. Yeah, right. These weird, garbled voices chiming in at different volumes and speeds is suspicious enough at it is.

A third voice, however, is the clincher. A woman’s voice says: “We have permission from the Gaza Port Authority to enter.” The only problem with this is that Adam Shapiro, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement and husband of Huwaida Arraf, chair of the Free Gaza Movement, has identified clearly the voice as that of his wife.

Except she was never on the Mavi Marmara. She was on a different ship in the flotilla—the Challenger 1.

The video, like the rest of the IDF’s version of events, is distorted, a feeble fabrication designed to justify what increasingly looks like a grave war crime.

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