Posted by Juan Cole at Informed Comment

American Teen Murdered by Israelis

Update: Paul Woodward has discovered an earlier video posted to the Web from which the following was apparently culled, via what he calls ‘creative editing.’ Obviously, raw footage is preferable, but it isn’t clear if the effect of the editing was actually any falsification of the sordid reality of what occurred.

Original posting:

The Israeli military attempted to confiscate and erase the photographic and video evidence of its brutal asault on the Mavi Marmara aid ship on Memorial Day. But it turns out that digital images can often be recovered after erasure, and can be put on small memory sticks that can be hidden in nooks and crannies of luggage. So some images are in fact surfacing.

The most damaging is a film of an Israeli soldier kicking an American citizen while the latter is on the ground,and then executing him. This film completely refutes the rightwing Israeli government’s narrative of besieged lightly armed troops haplessly fending off naked aggression on the part of the aid workers. The video, which has not been confirmed, is now at Youtube:


Warincontext.com says that they asked the Israeli military about the video but did not get a substantive comment

See also Tikkun’s remarks.



  1. Rexw on the 11. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    Well, the US should be familiar with killings at sea. Whereas this episode was very sad for the young teenager and his family iot follows another episode on the USS Liberty where 43 lost their lives and where the survivors are still waiting for an explanation from the murderous Israelis.

    So it is indeed sad that things like this happen but even more sad that the US government is so enamored by Israel, dictated to by Israel and totally dominated by Israel so that these little episodes can be ignored.

    I mean, just the nautical ones alone have been ignored since 1967. A black mark Johnson and every President since those days.

    A disgrace? Yes it is. Can we get rid of the weak US government. Yes we can.

  2. Anthony on the 11. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    Netanyahu said the World is hypocrites for condemning Israel’s terrorist acts of cold blooded murder and executing humanitarian peace activist. And US leaders are stumbling over themselves rushing to the front of the line to agree with him.

    US Politicians are whores for the zionist Israel.

  3. NoNameNeeded on the 11. Jun, 2010 remarked #


  4. CLEARLY THIS WAS MURDER on the 11. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    I don’t see how anyone can dispute that this kid was ‘murdered’ by the IDF. He was ‘down’ and not offering any resistance. Killing him was for what purpose?? To make him a MARTYR??

    I don’t understand how any U.S. Politician who supports what happened to these people on these vessels should still be holding office in November. They should all be BODILY REMOVED BY FORCE IF NECESSARY if they’re not voted out in the coming mid-term election.

    I mean it. They must be GONE, this cannot and WILL NOT STAND!

  5. SOS on the 11. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    Who voted these treasonous SAYANIM into Congress over and over and over again? Who refuses to do anything to check them?

    Rants and rages do nothing. Neither do blog tantrums. ACTION, now.

  6. Claire on the 11. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    Israel is the heart of terrorism, and now the entire world knows. The media tries to spin this, but the masses are shaking off the spell.

    Crying “holocaust” while you murder innocents in cold blood does not evoke sympathy, it enrages those of us who know actual holocaust survivors.

    A person who survived the holocaust would never approve of what the IDF did.

    We need to pick a day, and the entire world needs to converge on Israel, physically, and arrest the murderers.

    The good people of Israel would welcome us as liberators, I would bet.

  7. Hussein Said on the 11. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    This is pure Evil and Barbarian, their families will see their death the same way. Same as they did to this poor teenager.

    There is no Justice now on earth, GOD is Justice and god will show them his justice as well.

    Humans have no value in the eye of these demons. But their faith is known, in hell they will burn for their crimes against innocents.

  8. Tom Dennen on the 12. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    To NoNameNeeded and anyone else interested in really why a certain segment of society was regularly expelled throughout history,

    1. read anything about the early goldsmiths and,

    2. read Tacitus, “The Annals of Rome”, Book Six, chapter 16.

  9. Guy on the 12. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    this ABOMINATION can only happen because Israel is the private propriety of the Rothschilds which controls the big world finance and the military muscles of the USA.
    It is for the US people an URGENCE to sabotage by vote and any other means the zionists/Feds influence out of the white house and congress.

  10. G Street on the 12. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    The unedited version seems to substantiate the story told by the edited one. It appears to be the kicking of and then shooting of one of the people on the flotilla by Israeli soldiers.

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