Israeli soldiers boarded the ‘Rachel Corrie’ Gaza aid boat today and arrested the leftist and Islamist passengers. Â They were not attacked upon boarding the boat. Â Earlier in the day the radicals on the Corrie rejected a deal offered by Israel to avoid a confrontation.
The Jerusalem Post reported:
At about 5:50 am on Saturday, the first reports came in over Twitter that the ‘Rachel Corrie’ had been boarded close to Gaza. Earlier the activists reported that their radar had been jammed, however their Twitter accounts continued to operate.
The activists reported that three boats were following them for about twenty minutes and then that they had been boarded.
The passengers are said to be under arrest.
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