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Video: Three Views of the Flotilla

The dispute over Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza and the fallout from the bloody flotilla confrontation continues to generate strong views and opinions. Listen to our full hour today with 360-degree coverage of the issue. We heard from Jerusalem and the West Bank, and we also interviewed a former U.S. diplomat who was on the flotilla and an Israeli military reserve officer. (Check out the report we heard from Washington Post reporter Janine Zacharia to begin the show.)

At the root of the controversy remains the question of what happened during the boarding of the flotilla boats. The skirmish that ensued left at least nine dead. Much depends on how you see the videos made available from the incident. We don’t pretend to be comprehensive here, but below are three views.

Here’s video from the Israel Defense Force:

Here’s an Al Jazeera video with a more pro-flotilla activist/Palestinian angle:

And here’s a series of replays with pro-Israeli commentary:

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