Turkish Court Orders Arrest of 4 Israeli Generals Over Gaza Aid Raid

mmThe Istanbul seventh High Criminal court has ordered the arrest of four Israeli commanders who were allegedly involved in the raid on the Mavi Marmara aid ship off Gaza in 2010.
The court also asked Interpol to release international arrest warrants against the former Israeli Chief of Staff, Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, former Naval Forces Cmdr. Eliezer Alfred Marom, former Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlinir and former Air Forces Intelligence head Brig. Gen. Avishai Levi. They are all being tried in absentia.

Prosecutors have demanded life sentences for the four for their role in the raid following a complaint filed by 33 relatives of the nine Turkish citizens who were killed aboard the Mavi Marmara.