Gaza-Bound Activists: IDF Soldiers Attacked Us During Boat Interception
By Amira Hass; October 26, 2012 – Znet
Four warships, a Black Hawk helicopter, 10 fast-patrol boats and several other vessels were required to intercept the lone sailboat Estelle on Saturday, three Israelis who were on board told Haaretz on Wednesday.
The Israel Navy intercepted the pro-Palestinian activists’ boat off the Gaza coast to prevent it from running Israel’s blockade of the Strip.
The armed male soldiers and officers who boarded the Estelle were all masked, while the female soldiers were bare-faced, the activists said.
Conscientious objector Yonatan Shapira, an inactive Israel