Now, its activists’ turn to release Israeli raid footage

Activists are poised to broadcast their own footage of the deadly operation.

Sao Paula: Activists on board the flotilla raided by Israeli commandos this week are poised to broadcast their own footage of the deadly operation to counter edited Israeli-released footage, one of them said on Thursday.

"We have to get back to the US and show this to the entire world," Iara Lee, a US-Brazilian documentary-maker who was among the hundreds of activists detained then released by Israel, told Brazil`s Globo television network.

She said her images -- contained on three memory cards hid in her underwear to escape confiscation by the Israelis – were "exclusive" and high quality.

"We were the only ones with a professional camera," Lee said from Turkey, to where she had been deported from Israel with nearly 500 other activists.

Video footage released so far of the raid has included a live Internet feed from the flotilla the Israelis quickly disconnected, and excerpts released by the Israeli military that include images of Israeli soldiers being hit by stick-wielding individuals after dropping from helicopters.

PTI

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