Give me a break, how desperate can you get? If these were people trying to get into a violent confrontation and "avoided security checks" - dont you think they would have had real weapons to face heavily armed soldiers, instead of relying on kitchen knives and sawing off railings??
U.S. sanctions Russia's state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport (Reuters)
from the article: Netanyahu: Group who attacked IDF troops boarded ship separately