3 Most Viewed YouTube clips in the World – Posted by IDF


flotilla-attack[Videos below.] In the online public relations arena, it appears that the Israel Defense Forces is winning the battle, at least for now. Three of the four most viewed clips on the popular video website YouTube in recent days were posted by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.The videos were posted after a clash between Israeli navy commandos and activists aboard a boat carrying aid and heading toward blockaded Gaza resulted in 9 deaths and dozens of injuries early Monday morning.

The most watched YouTube video on Wednesday was a clip depicting Israeli navy commandos being propelled down from a helicopter onto the Turkish aid ship Mavi Marmara and subsequently being beaten by the activists on board.

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This video reached an astounding 1.2 million views as of 7 p.m. Wednesday Israel time. This video was taken from an adjacent Israeli navy vessel.

Another video, this one taken from an Israeli military helicopter, also garnered close to one million views.

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A third clip, which includes a soundtrack of communications between the commandos, was viewed by over 650,000 people. Overall, videos posted in recent days by the IDF have gotten some 3 million hits.

An Al Jazeera video, which shows the activists on the boat running away from IDF troops, was viewed by 616,000 people as of Wednesday evening, bringing it to fourth place. This was the first video that was posted online following the tragic event, hours before the IDF spokesperson’s Unit posted its videos.

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The operators of YouTube have decided to block the response option on all videos pertaining to the event.

{Haaretz/Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. one of these videos is on the most watch list this week.
    not all time.
    the most watched video on you tube has 220,000,000 views, the idf video is not even close.


  2. I only hope that some of the viewers will understand what they’re seeing – a state-sponsored incident designed to provoke Israel.

  3. Satmar Rebbe zt”l said: “If a goy is anti-Zionist he is an anti-Semite.”

    We shouldn’t lose our heads though. The Zionists proved today that they treat frum Jews worse than terrorists. A father of 11 walked by a protest and was beaten so severely he died today from his wounds. Hy”d. Eleven orphans, and they wonder why they’re called Nazis! This is the fourth frum Jew (after DeHaan, Segolov, and Samet) killed by Zionists in cold blood. We will never forget!

  4. If the head of a country (PM of Turkey) that has killed 1.5 MILLION people (Kurds) can spearhead a political attack on a country that killed NINE people, we have surely lost the public relations battle.