No Violence As Israel Blocks Activists from Breaking Through Naval Blockade of Gaza Strip

Israeli Naval vessel intercepts pro-Palestinian flotilla in 2010 / AP

JERUSALEM—Five years after nine Turkish activists were killed in an attempt to break through Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip, a vessel attempting the same mission was boarded Monday by Israeli naval commandos and directed to an Israeli port. A military spokesman described the seizure of the ship as “uneventful.”

Amid Criticism, Katzman Defends Israeli Defense Force


As the Israel Defense Force continues to be misrepresented on the international stage, Capt. Matan Katzman spoke out to the Human Rights Subcommittee of the European Parliament in the face of criticism from Break the Silence, a group serving to expose supposed “wrongdoings” by the Israeli army.