It would still be spun against Israel.
They are damned if they do and dead if they don’t.
Because they are too much like America for Saudi and Islamofascist taste.
It will be spun against Israel in any case. Of course.
But ships disabled and adrift lack the sturm und drang of a botched commando assault into the teeth of children-shields and international film crews.
What film would we see instead? Boring films of propellers fouled with wires and lines. It would actually be funny, and even Israel haters would tip their hats at the cleverness of the solution.
No commandoes, no babies, no screaming.