Turkey Issues Arrest Warrants for Four IDF Officers

(Ha'aretz) Zvi Bar'el, Tomer Zarchin and Barak Ravid - Turkey has issued arrest warrants for four former senior Israel Defense Forces officers over the deaths of nine Turkish nationals during the raid on the Turkish-sponsored Mavi Marmara which was heading to Gaza on May 31, 2010. When Israeli commandos boarded the Mavi Marmara, they were brutally attacked with iron bars, staves, chains, slingshots and knives, a UN inquiry concluded. The attackers were members of IHH, a Turkey-based radical Islamist group that organized the flotilla. The four IDF officers include former Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, former Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin, former commander of the navy Eliezer Marom, and former head of air force intelligence Avishai Levi.

2012-05-24 00:00:00

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