(Before It’s News)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 7:19

This is the first time the International Criminal Court has considered opening an investigation against Israel.  This lawsuit is seeking compensation for the brutal illegal raid and murder aboard the Mavi Marmara aid ship on its way to deliver humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in Gaza in 2010.  Let’s see what The Hague does with this.


Lawyers representing victims of an Israeli raid on the Mavi Marmara aid ship in 2010 are suing Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on behalf of the Union of Comoros, whose flag was flown by the Turkish-owned ship at the time of the raid.

Lawyers Ramazan Arıtürk and Cihat Gökdemir filed a complaint against Israel at The Hague after getting authorization from the Union of Comoros to do so on its behalf, the Anatolia news agency reported on Tuesday. The Union of Comoros is one of the signatories of the ICC’s founding treaty, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and is thus eligible to apply to the court seeking prosecution for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Turkey has not signed the Rome Statute.

Eight Turks and one Turkish American were killed when Israeli commandos raided the Mavi Marmara on May 31, 2010 when it was on a mission to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza Strip despite an Israeli naval blockade of the Palestinian territory. source