Watch clip of Israeli commandoes seizing Gaza-bound boat

YouTube clip shows Saturday’s IDF soldiers’ takeover of vessel carrying pro-Palestinian activists



A video posted on YouTube shows how armed and masked Israeli commandoes seized control on Saturday morning of the Finnish-flagged “Estelle” ship, which was headed to Gaza.

On Sunday the remand of the three Israeli activists who took part in the pro-Palestinian sail was extended.

Yonatan Shapira, Reut Mor and Elazar Elhanan are suspected of incitement, of knowingly aiding an enemy and of violating a legal order.

Judge Orit Hadad of the Ashkelon Magistrate’s Court defined the three as “peace activists,” but extended their remand nonetheless.

Prior to the arraignment, Shapira said: “Five miles from Israel‘s international (maritime) border, there were five warships, a helicopter, 10 smaller boats and dozens of soldiers who came to stop us, boarded the ship and took control of 30 activists. Elik was tasered repeatedly.”

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