The IDF Spokesperson released on Friday an audio recording of an exchange between Israel Navy ships and passengers on the Gaza-bound Turkish ship Mavi Marmara.

 

In the recording, an Israeli Navy radio operator warns of the ship's approach into Israel's naval blockade when a passenger says in response, "Shut up, go back to Auschwitz."

 

The release of the recording is another step taken by the Israel Defense Forces to solidify the claim that the passengers of the Mavi Marmara were determined to attack the soldiers who boarded the deck.

 

According to early findings of a navy investigation, during Israel's takeover of a Turkish ship in the Gaza-bound aid flotilla this week, some passengers tried to take captive three commandos who lost consciousness as a result of the activists' blows.

 

After dozens of other commandos began searching the ship, the Mavi Marmara, the three soldiers regained consciousness and managed to join their comrades.