Archive for the ‘Mavi Marmara’ tag
The State Comptroller’s report on the mid-sea takeover of the Mavi Marmara found that there were essential and significant deficiencies in the decision making process led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the weeks and months preceding the events of the Turkish flotilla, at the end of May 2010. (Ha’aretz)
(Hebrew - Walla)
Four more soldiers have been charged in the Kastina Military Court for involvement in the theft of laptops from the Mavi Marmara following its takeover by the IDF a year and a half ago.
A group of right-wing MKs called to ban Israeli-Arab party Ra’am-Ta’al from the Knesset since it awarded honorary plaques to participants in the Gaza flotilla. MKs requesting the ban include David Rotem (Yisrael Beiteinu) and Ronit Tirosh (Kadima).
Knesset Member Hanin Zo’abi (Balad) has stated that after the Gaza Flotilla she had sent a letter to the ministers of Justice, Homeland Security, and Defense and demanded an investigation into the reasons that personal effects of flotilla participants had been taken. The Adallah organization sent a similar letter, but she has stated that neither letter has received a response. It will be noted that after complaints by flotilla passengers were received, the Israeli Military Spokesman’s office has stated that “the personal effects of the flotilla persons was collectively loaded onto the Turkish airplanes used for deporting them. All of the magnetic media that had been on the boats was confiscated for security reasons, and the question of its return is currently being examined by the IDF.”
Police investigators assume that high-ranking officers, both retired and currently serving, were involved in the forgery of the Gallant Document, which specifies the details of the alleged media strategy for General Yoav Gallant.
The Military Police suspects that an officer and soldier sold personal effects confiscated from passengers on the Mavi Marmar, the Turkish ship that sailed to Gaza. According to suspicions, the two sold laptop computers to three other soldiers. All persons involved in the case were arrested.