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Israeli Commanders Face Trial in Turkish Court

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Israeli Commanders Face Trial in Turkish Court


Odds long against justice. 

by Stephen Lendman

A previous article discussed arrest warrants issued for four ex-IDF senior officers. 

They're accused of ordering the May 31, 2010 Mavi Marmara massacre. Israeli commandos attacked the ship with orders to assassinate targeted victims.

Nine Turkish nationals were killed. Dozens more were wounded. Everyone on board was terrorized. Nonviolent humanitarian activists were attacked in international waters. They were trying to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Turkish/Israeli relations became strained. Ankara demanded an apology and compensation for families of victims. 

Israel never says it's sorry. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned diplomatic relations might be severed unless Israel apologized, consented to an independent international investigation, and ended its Gaza siege.

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