World Bulletin / News Desk
The eighth hearing of the Mavi Marmara case against Israeli officials Rau Aluf Gabiel Ashknazi, Eliezer Alfred Marom, Amos Yadlin and Avishay Levi is commenced in Istanbul.
All of the suspects are being tried in absentia and are represented by appointed lawyers for their role in the murder of nine Turkish citizens in international waters as they were on their way to Gaza to deliver aid.
Bulent Yildirim, the chairman of IHH Humanitarian Relief - the charity which organized the aid flotilla to break the Israeli blockade on Gaza - said that the decision of the court would not only send shockwaves through Turkey but also through Palestine and the rest of the world.
Saying that it would be the first time that Israel is held to account for their breaches, Yildirim added that the trial would boost Turkey's image in the world.Last Mod: 27 Mart 2014, 17:56