Israeli 'Irene' passenger says IDF were violent on board

September 28, 2010 22:30

An Israeli passenger who was on board the Irene, a boat carrying Jewish activists and aid to Gaza that was intercepted by the IDF on Tuesday, says there was violence on board despite the IDF Spokesperson asserting otherwise.

"There are no words to describe what we went through on that boat, " said Yonatan Shapira, a passenger and former Israeli Air Force pilot.

"The IDF are trying to put a media spin on events, saying it was a non-violent takeover, but the soldiers' actions were violent and disgusting. I was tasered. Our message is that the occupation of Gaza cannot continue. "

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