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July 16, 2015 4:07 pm

ICC Judges Order Prosecutor to Reconsider Gaza Flotilla Case

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The 2010 Mavi Marmara incident that left nine Turkish activists dead. Photo: Free Gaza Movement.

The 2010 Mavi Marmara incident that left nine Turkish activists dead. Photo: Free Gaza Movement.

JNS.org – In a surprise move, a panel of International Criminal Court (ICC) judges have ordered the court’s prosecutor to reconsider the decision not to investigate Israel for war crimes over the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident that left nine Turkish activists dead after they had attacked Israeli commandos on a vessel that tried to break the naval blockade of Gaza.

In a 2-1 ruling, the judges granted a request by the Comoros Islands to reconsider the case after the discovery of “material errors in the prosecutor’s assessment” of the matter.

In November 2014, ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda concluded that the Mavi Marmara incident did not have “sufficient gravity” to be investigated by the ICC despite a “reasonable basis to believe that war crimes” were committed by Israel. As such, many considered the case to be closed until Thursday’s judicial order.

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  • Moshette

    It is imperative that isreal be accountable for the atrocities it commits world wide. Read Haaretz and you will know.

  • brenrod

    sounds like outside influence, maybe a warning from obama. Corruption is what passes for law.

  • rulierose

    ISIS drowns, beheads, and burns Christians to death. Boko Haram kidnaps schoolgirls and sells them into slavery. Assad uses chemical weapons on his own people and 200,000 of them have been killed. not to mention the rockets still coming into Israel from Gaza–such a common occurrence it doesn’t even get mentioned on the news anymore.

    but the ICC thinks that the most pressing issue out there is Israel defending itself against an aggressor trying to break a legal blockade.

    even if Israel was 100% at fault it would be a stupid waste of time. but Israel wasn’t 100% at fault. it was minding its own business when terrorists tried to start an incident. and “disproportionate force” just means that Israel is being punished for its superior military forces. it’s BS.

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