Palestinian flags wave in Gaza port (foreground) and Palestinians ride a boat in Gaza waters, a day before a flotilla of aid ships is expected to try and sail into the blockaded territory. On Monday, at least 19 people were killed and dozens injured when Israeli troops intercepted the Freedom Flotilla in international waters. Image Credit: AP

Dubai: According to a report in the Guardian, an Algerian activist, who gave her name as Sabrina, revealed that Israeli troops pointed their gun at a one-year-old Turkish child in front of his parents to force the captain of the Mavi Marmara to stop sailing.

Many reports have emerged from among the 124 activist who crossed over into Amman Jordan on Wednesday.

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In an interview with Sky News, IT professional Hasan Nowarah, from Glasgow, described the moments as the Israeli troops descended on the ship.

"All you could see was screaming and bullets. Out of the blue as I looked around our ship, all I could see where hundreds of Zodiacs. Hundreds of Zodiacs full of soldiers, and big ships, lots of ships, and I believe as well submarines in the sea," Nowarah said.

Kuwaiti MP, Walid Al Tabtabai, said the Israelis were "brutal and arrogant".

"Israelis roughed up and humiliated all of us, women men and children," he said.

Algerian Izzeddine Zahrour said Israeli authorities "deprived us of food, water and sleep and we weren't allowed to use the toilet". 

"It was an ugly kidnapping and subsequently bad treatment in Israeli jail," he said. "They handcuffed us, pushed us around and humiliated us."