A woman holds a placard showing the Mavi Marmara. Turkish text reads: 'Israel on trial.' (Photo: IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation via flickr)
- Turkish court orders arrests for deadly 2010 attack on Mavi Marmara
By Andrea Germanos
26 May 2014
A Turkish court on Monday ordered arrest warrants for four former Israeli military commanders for their role in a deadly 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound humanitarian aid ship.
In addition to ordering their arrests, the court requested Interpol Red Notices for the men.
That attack on the Mavi Marmara, which Institute for Policy Studies fellow Phyllis Bennis described as a "pirate-style assault on [an] unarmed flotilla of ships carrying hundreds of humanitarian aid workers and 10,000 tons of supplies for the besieged Gaza Strip," killed 10 human rights activists and wounded many others.