Topic: Mavi Marmara
While Israel had called for 'crippling' Iran sanctions, in the wake of its fatal Gaza flotilla raid officials knows they have little political capital to push for more aggressive action than the US has taken.
06/10/2010 11:13 am
Turkey called for an international investigation into the Israeli raid on the Gaza flotilla sent to break the aid blockade. At security meeting in Istanbul today, Turkey positioned itself as a leader in crafting a regional response. Turkey-Israel relations are fraying rapidly.
06/07/2010 12:59 pm
After a week of intense international criticism for its raid on the Gaza 'Freedom Flotilla,' a senior Israeli official told the Monitor the government may ease the blockade that the MV Rachel Corrie is now drawing fresh attention to.
06/04/2010 05:02 pm
Turkish leaders built on earlier condemnations of Israel's attack on the Gaza flotilla, while mourners offered eyewitness accounts that contradicted Israel's version of events.
06/03/2010 06:33 pm
Furkan Dogan – one of the activists killed in an Israeli raid on the Gaza 'Freedom Flotilla' and buried in Turkey today – was a US citizen. A friend, who had been on board the same ship, said Dogan was shot by five bullets.
06/03/2010 01:46 pm
Some 10,000 people turned out for the funeral of eight of the nine activists killed in Monday's pre-dawn assault on the Gaza flotilla.
06/03/2010 12:15 pm
Hanin Zoabi, who was aboard the Mavi Marmara when it was seized Monday by Israeli commandos, has stepped up as a leading domestic critic of her government's Gaza flotilla raid. Meanwhile, senior statesman Ehud Barak faces calls for his resignation.
06/02/2010 05:06 pm
A new video released Wednesday by the Israeli government shows its troops withstanding a water hose and flying plates from activists aboard the Mavi Marmara during the Gaza flotilla raid.
06/02/2010 11:37 am
Israel says its raid on the so-called Freedom Flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, which left nine activists dead, was a justified defense of its economic blockade of Gaza. Legal scholars aren't so sure.
06/02/2010 10:10 am
The Freedom Flotilla boat targeted by an Israeli raid Monday held many activists from the IHH. The Turkish aid group has been accused of having jihadi links in the mid-1990s.
06/01/2010 07:23 pm
Pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian groups are parsing video footage of the Gaza flotilla attacks to push forward competing narratives. Calls are coming for an independent investigation.
06/01/2010 04:54 pm
An independent probe and a vigorous push in the peace process are needed in the wake of the Israeli storming of a flotilla bound for Gaza, and the resulting deaths.
06/01/2010 04:11 pm
Ships involved in the "Freedom Flotilla" were towed into the Israel port of Ashdod after the Israeli raid Monday. Some of the humanitarian aid is being delivered by Israel to Gaza. But Hamas says it won't accept it until flotilla activists are released from Israeli detention.
06/01/2010 01:56 pm