Turkish court issues "historic" arrest warrants for Israeli army commanders

A tenth Turkish civilian has died after a four-year coma. He was shot in the head by Israeli commandos who raided the Mavi Marmara humanitarian aid boat in May 2010.

Investigate Israel's killing of US teen, rights group tells Obama

Barack Obama has maintained silence over Israel’s 2009 killing of Furkan Doğan on the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara.

US investigated Gaza flotilla passengers for terror ties but not Israel's slaying of citizen, new docs show

Thousands of pages of documents released after lawsuit show US prioritized protecting Israel’s interests over its own citizens’ rights.

Podcast: Huseyin Oruç on holding Israel accountable for attacks, raids on Gaza-bound boats

Huseyin Oruç of the Turkish humanitarian relief organization IHH talks about legal plans to hold Israeli officials accountable for the seizure of the Estelle and the attacks on the Mavi Marmara which killed nine in 2010.

Mavi Marmara lawyers file case against Israel for seizure of Gaza-bound Estelle

The complaint says Turkish courts have jurisdiction over Israel’s international piracy.

Is head of Turkey charity IHH that sponsored Mavi Marmara really being probed for Al-Qaida funding?

Israel media report that the head of the Turkish charity that sponsored the Mavi Marmara is being probed for Al-Qaida ties by Turkish authorities. But there are good reasons to be very skeptical about these reports.

Mavi Marmara lawyers pursue criminal complaints against Israelis, declare UN report "null and void"

Lawyers representing the victims of the Israeli military attack on the Mavi Marmara have affirmed that they are pursuing legal action against the perpetrators, including individuals Israeli soldiers.

The real reasons Turkey stopped the Mavi Marmara sailing to Gaza last June

Last June, as the Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2 was preparing its attempt to break the illegal Israeli siege of Gaza, many were dismayed when the Mavi Marmara was withdrawn from the flotilla. Why did Turkey do this?

No Turkish boat to Gaza as Ankara, Tel Aviv mend fences

Barbara Slavin
Washington, DC
29 June 2011

WASHINGTON (IPS) - Turkey and Israel are close to resolving their dispute over last year’s flotilla attack, but the partnership that existed between them for more than a decade will almost certainly stay submerged.

Activists determined to sail despite sabotage, threats

Apostolis Fotiadis
28 June 2011
ATHENS (IPS) - Activists are being confronted by Israeli authorities days before the international “Freedom Flotilla II — Stay Human” sets sail towards the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break the naval blockade Israel has imposed since 2007.


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