May 28, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A Turkish court on Monday called for international arrest warrants for four former Israeli military chiefs involved in a deadly 2010 maritime raid. According to a lawyer working on the case, prosecutors are seeking life sentences for the commanders who they claim were responsible for Israeli ...[read more]
May 15, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said Tuesday that her office will conduct a preliminary examination into the 2010 Israeli raid on an aid flotilla bound for the blockaded Gaza strip in which nine civilians on a Turkish ship were killed. The examination is in response to ...[read more]
February 7, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
A civilian committee tasked with investigating Israel's 2010 flotilla raid on several Turkish ships headed for the blockaded Gaza Strip concluded on Wednesday that investigations by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of alleged war crimes violations meet the standards proscribed by international law, ...[read more]
November 6, 2012
by Sarah Posner
A Turkish court on Tuesday opened a trial in absentia for former Israeli military commanders accused of killing nine Turkish citizens aboard a ship attempting to pass through the Gaza blockade in 2010. The Turkish judge began the proceedings with testimony from people who were on board the ...[read more]
October 3, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On October 3, 2010, two Israeli soldiers were convicted of using a 9-year-old boy to search bags for explosives during the 2008-2009 Gaza war. The boy made a statement to an advocacy group, Defense for Children International, stating that he feared the soldiers would kill him if he did not search ...[read more]
September 3, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On September 3, 2011, Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu announced that Turkey would go to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the legality of Israel's Gaza Strip blockade. Davutoglu began the proceedings after the release of a UN report criticizing Israel for using ...[read more]
June 26, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On June 26, 2011, Israel issued a warning to international media sources, threatening both deportation and a 10 year ban from the country for any journalist caught on board any aid flotillas bound for the Gaza Strip. The Gaza Strip has been under a naval blockade since 2007, when Hamas, designated ...[read more]
June 14, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Israel's Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss released a report on Wednesday that criticized the way Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu handled the May 2010 flotilla incident. In the 153-page report, Lindenstrauss stressed that there were "significant shortcomings" in the decision making process. ...[read more]
June 14, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On June 14, 2010, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called for an end to the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip as a violation of international humanitarian law under Article 33 of the Geneva Conventions. The failure of efforts by private entities to end the blockade caused the ...[read more]
June 13, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On June 13, 2010, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced an internal investigation headed by former Israeli Supreme Court Justice Yakov Tirkel concerning the raids on Turkish ships headed to the Gaza Strip that occurred on May 31, 2010 and left nine pro-Palestine activists dead. The ...[read more]

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