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18,000 years in jail: Turkish court charges Israeli officers over Gaza flotilla deaths
RT ^ | 5/29/2012 | RT

Posted on 05/29/2012 12:42:11 PM PDT by Dallas59

A Turkish judicial panel has unanimously approved demands for a sentence of combined 18,000 years behind bars for IDF ex-chief of staff and other officials responsible for the murders of activists on the Mavi Marmara cruise ship in 2010.

­The Istanbul court has formally pressed charges against four senior officers of the Israeli Defense Forces who commanded the operation against the Gaza flotilla two years ago. Nine passengers of a Turkish ship were killed as they tried to bring aid to Gaza, the subject of an Israeli military blockade.

The four officers face nine consecutive life terms in prison – one for each of the casualties aboard the Mavi Marmara – for “inciting to kill monstrously, and by torturing,” reports Turkey’s state-run agency Anadolu. This makes up for a combined 18,000 years. The indictment also includes 490 victims and complainants, out of them 189 were injured during the raid.

In Israel, former military chief Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, along with the former heads of the navy, air force intelligence and military intelligence, Eliezer Marom, Amos Yadlin and Avishai Levi, are not considered criminals. Therefore it is unlikely they will be brought before Turkey's judicial system. Still, in a symbolic move the men could be convicted in absentia.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: gaza; israel; turkey
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1 posted on 05/29/2012 12:42:20 PM PDT by Dallas59
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Sentence to be reduced to 10,000 years based on good behavior.

2 posted on 05/29/2012 12:43:31 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Dallas59

I guess a “Gagillion Bazillion” was too high to count...

3 posted on 05/29/2012 12:46:18 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Dallas59

No virgins for YOU!!!

4 posted on 05/29/2012 12:47:09 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Dallas59

*snicker* I’m sure that the Israelis will give this verdict serious consideration.

5 posted on 05/29/2012 12:47:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Dallas59
Therefore it is unlikely they will be brought before Turkey's judicial system.
Gee. Ya think?
6 posted on 05/29/2012 12:48:44 PM PDT by samtheman (
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As Israel put a blockade on Islamic Hamas' controlled Gaza to stop attacks and flow of arms (after years of being hit with rockets & other terror attacks from that government directed at Israeli civilians, schools), the Islamic anti-Israel, anti-Jewish Jihadism machine added a new tool to its toolbox, a new phony face, posing as "humanitarians" and as "peace activists" as if they come to "help" the "poor" Arab Palestinians.
[The terror militant Hamas group was elected by most Palestinian Arabs in Gaza].

The "activists" essential goal is helping Hamas' terror infrastructure kill Israelis, plus making sure Israel's image gets hurt by forcing Israeli humane's army to shoot, when confronted by Islamists attacking them.

One of such missions was 'The Flotilla,' the "aid" ship was organized by IHH a radical Islamic terror group (tied --among other things-- to a terror attack in Los Angeles) "activists" declared prior to that, that they are willing to die as "martyrs." They defied Israelis' orders entering its waters telling the Isrelis to "Go back to Auchwitz" and to "remember 911." ahead of confronting Israelis' checking operation, they were all into an ISLAMIC fascist mode calling "kill the Jews for allah," armed with knives, metal rods, metal chains, they even shot with live ammunition the Israeli security guys which came to check the boat for (a tactic Hamas usually uses) arms smuggling, the Flotilla mission was successful, Israelis killed the 9 attackers and an "outcry" (mostly) by Muslims around the world against "bad" Israelis came about.

Sure enough, when Israelis released the aid boat, the Palestinian leadership Hamas resfused the aid... showing again that it is never about "aid."

In about a week after the incident, Islamic Republic of Iran (who's president called for Israel to be "wiped off map") warned Israel that its 'Revolutionary Guards' is sending a "humanitarian" aid ship escorted with its army...
In 2011, the UN report exonerated Israel and justified the actions on the Flotilla as well as the blockade in Gaza as a whole. The report "upsets" Turkey.

With these "peaceful food supplies" the Islamic "activists" attacked Israeli heroic preoccupied security guards who are 24/7 concerned of terrorists coming in to massacre kids.

Prominent activists in the Yemeni flotilla delegation were three MPs from the Al-Islah party, an Islamist party that is close to the Muslim Brotherhood. One, Sheikh Muhammad Al-Hazmi, was photographed on the deck of the Mavi Marmara brandishing his large curved dagger.

Flotilla activists: Go back to Auschwitz By YAAKOV LAPPIN 06/06/2010 05:13
Turkish organizer: Everything is heading toward Islam.
Radio messages sent from the Turkish Gaza flotilla to the navy contained chilling anti-Semitic language, the IDF revealed on Friday when it released audio recordings of communications it had with the vessels.
"You are approaching an area which is under a naval blockade," a navy radio operator said in a message broadcast to the six protest ships.
"Shut up. Go back to Auschwitz," a male voice said in reply. The message was broadcast to the navy from one of the ships, the IDF confirmed on Saturday.
"We're helping the Arabs go against the US. Don't forget 9/11, guys," a man said later on during the radio exchange.

Audio/Video- WH Reporter and Flotilla passengers insult Jews [...]
"You are approaching an area which is under a naval blockade," said the radio operator, to which one passenger on the ship replied, "Shut up, go back to Auschwitz."
Another voice then addressed the Navy, saying the ship had permission from the Gaza Port Authority to enter the blockaded area.
"We're helping Arabs go against the US," added another voice. "Don't forget 9/11, guys."
This is hardly how "peace activists" on a "humanitarian mission" speak, but the Obama administration continues to cower around an international crisis involving one of our allies. What else can you expect from a president who only knows how to cast a "present" vote?

'Peace Flotilla' Passengers Told Israelis: 'Go Back to Auschwitz, Remember 9/11'...
5 Jun 2010 ... 'Peace Flotilla' Passengers Told Israelis: 'Go Back to Auschwitz, ... be heard saying: "Shut up, go back to Auschwitz" and "We're helping ...

6 Jun 2010 ... The "peace activists" aboard one of the pro-Hamas flotilla ships earlier this week told a Navy dispatcher: "Shut up, Go Back to Auschwitz."

Sink Those Gaza Flotilla Ships!

Video: How Flotilla Leaders Attacked Navy Commandoes

Gaza flotilla ships transported to Ashdod - Israel News, Ynetnews
31 May 2010 ... Gaza flotilla ships transported to Ashdod. (Video) says fighters who ... "We were attacked with clubs and long knives." ...,7340,L-3896515,00.html

"Go Back To Auschwitz", Mavi Marmara to Israeli Navy | Middle East Blog | Sky News Blogs
Jun 4, 2010 – "Shut up, go back to Auschwitz", comes a reply from the ship. ... "We're helping the Arabs go against the US, don't forget 9/11 guys", says the ...

[Israel Defense Force Spokesperson] Clarification/Correction Regarding Audio Transmission Between Israeli Navy and Flotilla on 31 May 2010, Posted on 5 June 2010

Yesterday evening on 4 June 2010, the IDF released an audio recording of a radio transmission between the Israeli Navy vessel and the Flotilla ships wherein unidentified flotilla passengers tell the Israeli Navy vessel to “shut up, go back to Auschwitz” and “we’re helping Arabs go against the US, don’t forget 9/11.” There have been questions regarding the authenticity of the recording as well as its attribution to a communication with the Mavi Marmara.

So to clarify: the audio was edited down to cut out periods of silence over the radio as well as incomprehensible comments so as to make it easier for people to listen to the exchange. We have now uploaded the entire segment of 5 minutes and 58 seconds in which the exchange took place and the comments were made.

This transmission had originally cited the Mavi Marmara ship as being the source of these remarks, however, due to an open channel, the specific ship or ships in the “Freedom Flotilla” responding to the Israeli Navy could not be identified. During radio transmissions between Israeli Navy and the ships of the “Free Gaza” Flotilla on 31 May 2010, the Israeli Navy ship attempts to make contact with the ‘Defne Y’ on channel 1-6. Other ships from the flotilla respond on the channel, without identifying themselves. At some point during the radio exchange the Israeli Navy is told by one of the ships to “shut up, go back to Auschwitz” (2:05) and “don’t forget 9-11″ (5:42).

Below are both the edited and unedited version of the exchange:


Edited transmission 26 seconds


Unedited transmission 5:58

IDF clarifies: 'Go back to Auschwitz' recording edited, but authentic - Haretz Daily Newspaper
Published 09:00 06.06.10
[...] The IDF Spokesperson's Unit further announced that they have posted the full unedited 5 minute and 58 second recording online.
The release of the audio recording was another step taken by the IDF to solidify the claim that the passengers of the Mavi Marmara were determined to attack the soldiers who boarded the deck, and that the soldiers were acting in self defense.
According to early findings of a navy investigation, during Israel's takeover of the Turkish ship some passengers tried to take captive three navy commandos, who had lost consciousness as a result of the activists' blows.
After dozens of other commandos began searching the Mavi Marmara, the three soldiers regained consciousness and managed to join their comrades.

Iranian spies falsified travel documents for IHH flotilla -
Jun 19, 2011 - 3 Iranian spies reportedly on house arrest after they forged passports in Istanbul; spies have had contact with al-Qaida, German 'Bild' reports.

'Erdogan and Turkish government supported ... JPost - Middle East
Jan 24, 2011 - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan actively supported the flotilla to the Gaza Strip and agreed to its departure while knowing that ...

The Terrorist Next Door: How the Government is Deceiving You About the Islamist Threat - [Pages 143-4] - Erick Stakelbeck - [Regnery Publishing,] 2011 - 256 pages
15 This was just two months, mind you, after a state-sponsored Turkish organization had organized a flotilla full of left-wing radicals and Islamic terrorists who sailed to the Gaza Strip intending to provoke a confrontation with the Israeli navy. When radio operators from the Israeli Navy warned one of the ships it was approaching a blockaded area, they were told in reply, "Shut up, go back to Auschwitz," and "We're helping Arabs go against the US Don't forget 9/11, guys." Later, when Israeli commandos boarded the ship after it repeatedly refused to turn around, they were violently attacked by a mob wielding pipes, metal poles, and chairs, with one Israeli being thrown over the side of the ship onto a lower deck. The skirmish resulted in the deaths of nine Turkish jihadis, sparking an international outcry against Israel--yet again--for daring to defend itself.

From the" words are important" department What exactly is the humanitarian crisis that the flotilla was actually addressing?

The Jawa Report: Gaza "Peace" Flotilla: Kill Jews For Allah
1 Jun 2010 ... Gaza "Peace" Flotilla: Kill Jews For Allah. Flotilla participants chanted Islamic battle cry invoking killing of Jews ...

Flotilla participants chanted Islamic battle cry invoking killing of Jews

Czech Support: Flotilla Was Planned Provocation
Reported: 15:45 PM - Jun/02/10

President of the Czech Senate, Dr. Farmisal Subotka, visited the Knesset on Wednesday and expressed unprecendented support for Israel regarding the Gaza flotilla. Subodka said it was a planned provation against Israel.
"Many in Europe agree with me but are afraid to voice their opinion," he added.
Italian Support: Israeli Raid Justified
Reported: 15:58 PM - Jun/02/10
Italian Newspaper Il Giornale expressed its support for the Israeli raid on the pro-Hamas flotilla and said that IDF soldiers were justified in opening fire to defend themselves.
New IDF footage shows attacks before soldiers boarded 'Mavi Marmara.'

'Activists Threw Stun Grenades'
06/02/2010 15:16

The IDF Spokesperson's office on Wednesday afternoon released more new footage of Gaza flotilla activists attacking soldiers with a stun grenade, a box of plates, and water hoses.
The video was taken before the soldiers boarded the Mavi Marmara in Monday's raid:

Also in this video, activists can be seen waving metal rods and chains, which were later used to attack soldiers.
Earlier Wednesday, the IDF Spokespersons Office on Wednesday released new footage showing Monday's bloody raid of the Mavi Marmara ship.
Several voices belonging to Navy commandos are heard in the most recently released IDF video:
The following is a transcript of the dialogue heard in the IDF clip:
- I need reinforcements here with me
- He wants to pass underneath
- Wait, one is in front of me
- It's coming from all directions
- We need to be evacuated, now
- Tell him that he's close already-
- Real weapons, real weapons (ie.guns)
- They have real weapons?
- Yes, yes, real weapons
- They are firing on us
- There is live fire below
- Live fire below
- Live fire here
- Shoot him where is he?
- Negative
The IDF previously released footage of the Monday raid, which depicted the activists attacking soldiers with various weapons, including a large metal pole and other metal objects.
In related news, Israel Radio reported Wednesday that the most viewed video on YouTube over the last day was the IDF's footage of the Mavi Marmara raid.

Al-Jazeera's flotilla raid footage racked up over 500,000 views.
Turkish Group Thanks Israel for Publicity
Obscure Islamic organization celebrates lethal IDF raid on flotilla for causing its new-found fame

Turkish Group Thanks Israel for Publicity
Published: 06.02.10, 13:26 / Israel News,7340,L-3897942,00.htm

Flotilla aid refused by Hamas
2 Jun 2010 ... Hamas refused on Wednesday to allow the aid equipment that was ... send some of the aid that was seized aboard the ships to the Gaza Strip ...

Gaza flotilla attack: two of Turkish activists killed in raid 'wanted to be martyrs'
Two of the Turkish men shot dead during the Israeli commando raid on an aid flotilla heading for the Gaza strip were activists who wanted to be martyrs for their [ISLAM] faith.
All the Turkish dead named so far were said to be religious activists linked to IHH, a humanitarian agency with an Islamist stance that Israel has accused of supporting militant groups including Hamas and al-Qaeda.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 MEMRI TV Reports on the Gaza Flotilla Syrian TV Program Includes Calls for Suicide Attacks Inside Israel; Head of the Palestinian Islamic Counsel On Lebanon Calls for Taking Israeli Hostages

Father Of Kuwaiti Flotilla Participant: My Son Planned To Become A Martyr

Candidly Speaking: Time to get our act together... 06/03/2010
Islamists under the control of IHH a Turkish pro-terrorist group closely linked to Hamas had ambushed, violently attacked and attempted to kill soldiers who had been led to believe they were dealing with nonviolent political activists. It was unquestionably a lynch atmosphere, with participants shrieking Islamic battle cries and expressing a willingness to martyr themselves in order to kill Jews.
IDF soldiers were shot with live ammunition, stabbed with knives, beaten with iron clubs and thrown off the boats. There is no question that they faced a life-threatening situation and had no other choice than to use weapons in self-defense. It is thus grotesque to relate to "proportionality" in the context of soldiers being beaten by a wild mob employing iron bars.

IHH, which plays a central role in organizing the flotilla to the Gaza Strip, is a Turkish humanitarian relief fund with a radical Islamic anti-Western orientation. Besides its legitimate philanthropic activities, it supports radical Islamic networks, including Hamas, and at least in the past, even global jihad elements..

The Terror Finance Flotilla | The Weekly Standard 31 May 2010 ... In 2008, the Israelis banned IHH, along with 35 other Islamist charities ... also views the Union of Good as a terrorist organization.

Turkish Charity Behind Gaza Flotilla Had 'Ties to Terrorism and Jihad' 2 Jun 2010 ... Some members of an international terrorism cell known as the Fateh Kamel network then worked at the IHH, he said.

Flotilla aid refused by Hamas
3 Jun 2010 ... "This proves that the whole thing was a provocation," official says.

Hamas refuses to allow aid supplies into Gaza
Goods brought by flotilla pile up in army warehouses because Hamas rejects their entrance by land
Hanan Greenberg Published [June 7, 2010]
Despite international criticism against Israel following a calamitous IDF raid on an aid flotilla to Gaza, it appeared Monday that Hamas was the one preventing the goods brought by the flotilla from entering the Strip.,7340,L-3901662,00.html

Iran Revolutionary Guards offer to escort Gaza-bound ships ...
6 Jun 2010

Any intervention by the Iranian military would be considered highly provocative by Israel which accuses Iran of supplying weapons to Hamas, the Islamist movement which rules Gaza.
The Guards, with their own navy, air force and command structure separate from the regular armed forces, are seen as fiercely loyal to the values of the Islamic Republic.
"If the Supreme Leader issues an order for this then the Revolutionary Guard naval forces will do their best to secure the ships," Shirazi said. "It is Iran's duty...
Israel Navy commandos last Monday killed nine activists in clashes on board the Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara in a convoy trying to deliver aid to Gaza. The incident sparked international outrage, especially in Muslim countries and in Turkey, which threatened to cut its long-standing ties with Israel.
Israeli troops boarded another ship on Saturday and pro-Palestinian activists have promised more as they challenge the blockade imposed four years ago with the stated aim of stopping arms getting to Hamas.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would continue to stop ships reaching the shore and creating "an Iranian port in Gaza", a reference to Iran's support for Hamas.

' Iranian ships won't reach Gaza'
"The Iranian regime has called for Israel to be wiped off the map and has a ... The decision to send aid ships came a day after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali ...


A MEMRI Guide to the Middle East: The Gaza Flotilla Freedom Flotilla TV: Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-'Arifi Prays for the 'Annihilation' ... Call for Jihad, and Pray to Allah to Bestow Heaven on Those Who Died ...

Salafi Jihadi Sheikh Hussein Bin Mahmud: Gaza Does Not Want Freedom Flotillas with Blonde Women It Wants Black Islamic Banners of Jihad; Hitler Left Some Jews Alive So the World Could See Why He Killed the Rest; 'Gaza ¦ Is Thirsty and Wants to Drink the Blood of the Sons of Apes and Pigs' Special Dispatch No.2997 - June 3, 2010


Israel exonrated!

UN Report on Flotilla Incident Exonerates Israel | The Weekly Standard -
[Sep 3, 2011] ... true nature and objectives of the flotilla organizers, particularly IHH.

Turkey-Israel ties fall to new low in response to UN flotilla report -
Terrorism & Security
By Ariel Zirulnick, Staff writer / September 2, 2011

Turkey expelled Israel's ambassador today in protest over a UN report that justified Israel's blockade of Gaza, though not the fatal raid on a mainly Turkish flotilla that sought to run it.

UN Flotilla Report Backs Israeli Policy :: The Investigative Project on ..,
[Sep. 2, 2011] In a rare affirmation of Israeli policy, the United Nations defended Israel's ... nature and objectives of the flotilla organizers, particularly IHH," the report states. ... In addition to finding the blockade to be legal and justified, the ...

UN report on 2010 Gaza flotilla to be - Israel Hayom
 - Aug 21, 2011 - The final U.N. report on the Israeli commando raid of a Turkish ship in ... group that organized the flotilla, the IHH, was ultimately responsible ... Early leaks indicate that the Palmer report declares Israel completely justified in ...

Palmer Report Conclusion: Israel's blockade of Gaza is LEGAL ...
[Sep. 1, 2011] – The New York Times has obtained a copy of the UN Palmer Report – a 105 page ... The report also is hard on the IHH sponsored flotilla, Mavi Marmara, .... within the context of a report that otherwise, justifies Israel's actions..

7 posted on 05/29/2012 12:51:38 PM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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OK, what are they putting their Coffee now?

8 posted on 05/29/2012 12:56:07 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Dallas59

OK, what are they putting their Coffee now?

9 posted on 05/29/2012 12:56:11 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Dallas59
Turkey had to search high and low to find unbiased competent legal scholars to serve on the Turkish judicial panel.

10 posted on 05/29/2012 12:57:25 PM PDT by Hodar (Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.- A. Schopenhauer)
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Sucks when a country won't cooperate in it's own destruction.
11 posted on 05/29/2012 1:00:48 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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18,000 years seems a bit steep for the crime of inspiring the entire Cyber Liberty household to dance around the house in glee.

12 posted on 05/29/2012 1:11:41 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Dallas59
Once again, another reason to help the Kurds to give Turkey as much grief as possible.
13 posted on 05/29/2012 1:12:31 PM PDT by Truth29
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Obama would hand them over, no delay.

14 posted on 05/29/2012 1:13:47 PM PDT by Celerity
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To: Dallas59

The next ice age will be in full swing by the time they get out!

15 posted on 05/29/2012 1:16:20 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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Therefore it is unlikely they will be brought before Turkey's judicial system.

Unless they are caught outside Israel, and sent to Turkey. Will Interpol recognize a Turkish extradition request?

16 posted on 05/29/2012 1:20:03 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, please pick up the white courtesy phone.

Your services are badly needed - the savages are back in charge...

17 posted on 05/29/2012 1:30:18 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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The "peaceful" 'Go back to Auchwitz' IslamoFascists

18 posted on 05/29/2012 1:37:13 PM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: Dallas59

I’m not sure if Israel should consider these ridiculous charges a joke, an act of war, or both.

19 posted on 05/29/2012 1:38:13 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

If I were Isreal, I’d hold a big ceremony giving them all commendations, medals, and cash awards for their superior conduct in stopping the invasion and resupply of weapons to the terrorists in Gaza.

20 posted on 05/29/2012 2:45:52 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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