JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three Greenpeace activists were arrested after boarding and trying to take over an African coal ship bound for Israel.
One German and two Israeli activists approached the Hadera-bound ship Thursday in inflatable rubber boats and boarded the ship using a rope ladder. They hung a flag reading "Coal kills" from the ship’s mast and chained themselves to it.
The activists remained on the boat in international waters near Israel for several hours until an Israeli Navy boat met the ship and arrested the activists.
They were protesting Israel’s plans to construct a new coal-fired power plant.