International Criminal Court’s Appeals body orders ICC prosecutor to reconsider past two decisions to close war crimes charges against Israel for its actions during the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla event.
– 10 armed Turkish IHH activists were killed by Israel Navy commandos.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The International Criminal Court’s top appeals chamber on Monday ordered the ICC prosecution to reconsider her decision to close the probe into war crimes allegations relating to the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla incident.
After years of attempting to go after top Israeli political and military officials in courts in Turkey, Europe and before the ICC for the deaths of 10 mostly Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) activists killed by Israel Navy commandos, the split ICC Appeals Chamber decision keeps the case alive. Continue Reading »
Under pressure from Boeing & White House officials, the Israeli gov’t capitulated & ended its freeze on advanced electronic warfare systems to Turkey’s Air Force.
Israel has supplied advanced electronic warfare systems to the Turkish Air Force, marking the first exchange of military equipment with Turkey since relations between the two countries deteriorated in the wake of the Israeli Navy raid on the Mavi Marmara ferry in May 2010.
A Turkish AWACS plane. – Photo by Seattle Aviator (Wikipedia)
The deal was reported on Sunday in the Turkish newspaper Zaman and confirmed today by a senior Israeli defense source. Continue Reading »
In the latest attempt to break Israel’s blockade on Gaza, activists from several countries sail on a Swedish ship from Naples
A Swedish ship with activists from several countries aboard sailed from Naples on Saturday, in the latest bid to break Israel’s blockade on Gaza, AFP reported.
Estelle ship leaves from Naples to Gaza
The report said that a crowd of well-wishers saw off the sailing vessel Estelle as it left the Italian port as part of the “Freedom Flotilla” movement.
“We think it will take around two weeks to get to Gaza, but it will obviously also depend on the weather conditions,” spokeswoman Ann Ighe said earlier. Continue Reading »