(Washington Post) Pro-Palestinian activists aboard a Swedish vessel tried and failed to punch through Israel's maritime blockade of Gaza this week. Israeli commandos boarded the vessel, searched the ship and brought it to an Israeli port.
The Israeli military called the operation "uneventful." According to a report, Israel's Channel 2, one of the activists was zapped with a taser. The foreign activists were detained and are being deported.
In the scope of Middle East confrontations, it was a minor, though publicized, affair.
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Afterwards, Israel's defense minister Moshe Yaalon said, "there was no aid on board" the activist ship.
Not necessarily so -- but pretty close. We checked. You decide.