Edelstein denies flotilla activists abuse allegations

JERUSALEM — Interior Ministry official Yossi Edelstein on Tuesday denied allegations in a UN report that international activists detained during a deadly raid of a Gaza-bound flotilla were abused.
In testimony to an Israeli investigative committee in Jerusalem Edelstein, who was in charge of processing detainees, said everyone was treated "with restraint and respect." He also said he had received no formal complaints of mistreatment.