After the IDF intercepted the Gaza-bound Marianne av Göteborg
on Monday, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid lauded the military action saying it prevented the flotilla participants from receiving public relations victories in the international media.
"I wish to commend the IDF that stopped this terror vessel from entering Gaza. It must be remembered that if this flotilla was given passage, the next vessel to enter would contain rockets for Hamas which would then be directed at Israeli citizens," Lapid said.
Lapid added that he expected the Knesset Ethics Committee to take the most serious measures against MK Basel Ghattas (Joint List) who was aboard the Marianne when it attempted to reach Gaza's shores.