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May 15, 2013 4:33 pm

Tiny State of Comoros Files Complaint About Israel at International Criminal Court

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The Mavi Marmara flotilla. Credit: Free Gaza movement. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Fox News – The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court — the permanent war crimes court in The Hague, Netherlands — says she has received a complaint about Israel’s 2010 raid on a humanitarian aid flotilla bound for Gaza strip, and she will open a preliminary investigation.

The complaint comes from the tiny African state of Comoros, a member of the court, though Israel is not. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a statement she met with lawyers representing Comoros on Tuesday. A ship targeted in the raid, the Mavi Marmari, was registered in Comoros.

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  • jerry hersch

    One of my children asked me if Jacques Witkowski the new French Prefect in Mayotte was Jewish.There are Jewish Witkowski families in France…anyone know ??

  • jerry hersch

    Interesting -The Comoros though never a part of the Ottoman Empire were the farthest Ottoman post in East Africa.
    Turkey in the past decade or so in trying to establish its identity on the Ottoman footprint has also tried to work along many lines with the Comoros …Turkey supplies 1/4 of the Comoros imports and takes about ten percent of its exports.Turkey has also supplied both technical and health assistance.
    One of the Comoross island,Mayotte,chose to remain with France upon the independence of the islands.Mayotte became an overseas department of France two years ago.

    • jerry hersch

      It should be noted that though there are only about 1000 residents of Arab descent the population is about 98% Moslem and the island have been tied to Arab cultural inluences since at least the early 700s perhaps as early as the mid 600s.They have long been a trading stop on the southern edge of the Arabian Sea