Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Spain Issues Arrest Warrants Over Mavi Marmara

In 2010 nine Turkish men on board the Mavi Marmara were killed by Israeli personnel. One was a US citizen. A tenth man was beaten into a coma and died four years later without regaining consciousness.

PCG insisted that Israel was the victim. PCG even accused some of those who died of wanting to die in such a way. It was the Turks' fault, PCG essentially said to the world.

A judge in Spain disagreed. Arrest warrants have been issued in Spain for Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Netanyahu, who were involved in what happened that deadly day.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and seven other former and current government officials are at risk of arrest if they set foot in Spain, after a Spanish judge effectively issued an arrest warrant for the group, it has been reported. (The Independent.)
A true friend of Israel would have warned of the danger of the situation instead of simplistically insisting one side was right.
Aside from Prime Minister Netanyahu here are the other individuals who might be arrested should they go to Spain.
Others who might face arrest include former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman; current and former defense ministers Moshe Ya’alon and Ehud Barak, respectively; former interior minister Eli Yishai; former intelligence minister Dan Meridor; and minster-without-portfolio Bennie Begin. Together with Netanyahu, they make up the so-called Forum of Seven, an ad hoc committee of ministers that made key decisions on security issues at the time. Former head of the Navy Eliezer Marom, the top IDF commander running the operation at the time, also could face arrest. (Jerusalem Post.)

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