Turkey seeks ICJ intervention in Gaza blockade Erin Bock at 5:08 PM ET
[JURIST] Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu [official profile] said Saturday that Turkey will take Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website] over the legality of Israel's Gaza Strip [BBC backgrounder] blockade. Davutoglu delivered a press statement [text] on Friday accepting the findings of a UN report [text, PDF; JURIST report] that criticized Israel for using excessive and unreasonable force during the May 2010 flotilla incident [JURIST news archive], in which Israeli forces raided several Turkish ships bound for Gaza. Davutoglu denounced the report's finding that the Gaza naval blockade is lawful. He stated that Turkey will apply for an ICJ investigation [Reuters report] of the blockade next week.
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