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Flotilla at last

On 28 May, charges were at last brought for Israel’s May 2010 assault on a humanitarian flotilla bound for Gaza (PN 2523- 2524).

The indictments were laid at a Turkish court against four Israeli military leaders, the former chief of staff of the Israeli defence force and the former heads of military intelligence, the navy and the air force. They were indicted for incitement to murder the nine unarmed humanitarian volunteers killed during the assault, and incitement to torture others during the attack.

If the four are convicted, the Turkish court could issue a warrant for their arrest. Israel carried out its own investigation but has not prosecuted anyone involved in the raid and has said it will not cooperate with this trial.