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Victims of Israeli raid on Gaza flotilla fear legal case will be dropped over new political deal

20 Oct

What is a human life worth? Perhaps that that’s what it will come down to in the Istanbul High Criminal Court this week when British barrister Rodney Dixon QC appears on behalf of more than 700 of the men and women aboard the Gaza flotilla that was intercepted in 2010 by Israeli military forces who killed 10 of the passengers.

A new state gas deal between Israel and Turkey – who will be partners in a plan to exploit Mediterranean gas fields to their countries’ mutual economic benefit — includes an ex gratia payment of $20m (£16m) by Israel for the families of the dead. This comes without any acknowledgement of responsibility for the killings and, presumably, no further criminal court case by those who wish to “bring to justice” four named Israeli generals who were allegedly behind the bloody operation.

Source: Victims of Israeli raid on Gaza flotilla fear legal case will be dropped over new political deal

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