ICC to hold trial on Israel’s Mavi Marmara raid
ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
An international trial on Israel's deadly 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla will be held on May 1, the flotilla's legal commission said on April 26.
Victims from 37 countries are still pursuing justice in the aftermath of the attack by Israel on the Mavi Marmara ship and the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, making their case on various legal platforms, Sönmez said in a statement.
"We are making an open appeal to the prosecutor and the International Criminal Court to initiate this investigation to see justice served," she added.
The case began in 2013 when the Indian Ocean nation of Comoros, whose flag the Mavi Marmara sailed under, asked an ICC prosecutor to investigate the deadly raid.
The Israeli commando attack on the Mavi Marmara flotilla in May 2010 resulted in the death of eight Turkish nationals and an American of Turkish origin, and the wounding of some 30 others, including one who died after nearly four years in a coma.