#MaviMaramara | Turkey rejects Israeli offer to compensate Freedom Flotilla victims

[ 26/05/2012 – 08:21 AM ]

ISTANBUL, (PIC)– Hebrew press reported that the Turkish government has rejected an Israeli offer of financial compensation to victims of the Freedom Flotilla raid two years ago. The offer was made through a European country.

Haaretz confirmed, on its website on Friday, that Israel had offered to pay six million dollars to victims of Israel’s storming of a Gaza-bound Turkish-led aid flotilla to settle lawsuits against the Israeli military.

The Hebrew newspaper quoted the Turkish foreign ministry as saying, “Israel is opposed to declaring publicly that it apologizes and Turkey is not prepared to accept a wording of regret that does not include taking responsibility, which is required in an expression of apology.”

Ankara has recently submitted an indictment seeking multiple life sentences against four former Israeli military commanders including the Chief of General Staff at the time, Gabi Ashkenazi, and three other senior officers who supervised the storming of the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara ship, to enforce a naval blockade of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, in May 2010 where nine Turkish nationals were killed in the raid.

For who forgot…

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