Terrorist israel fumes at ICC move to probe into Gaza flotilla raid
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is infuriated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) request to reopen a probe into the Zionist regime’s 2010 attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
Netanyahu on Thursday said that the move is motivated by “cynical political reasons.”
He claimed that the Israeli forces acted in self-defense in stopping the flotilla, saying the raid was aimed at maintaining the regime’s naval blockade on the Gaza Strip.
Netanyahu’s remarks came after the ICC ordered its chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to reopen a probe into the attack which left nine Turkish activists dead.
In a statement on Thursday, a panel of three ICC judges said the prosecutor “committed material errors in her determination of the gravity of the potential case,” requesting her to reconsider decision not to investigate the event.
The Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara was attacked in May 2010 in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea.
Some 50 other people who were part of the team on the six-ship convoy were also injured in the attack on the flotilla, which had set sail from Turkey to deliver humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, which has been under a crippling Israeli siege since 2007.
The blockade, which has cut off the Palestinian territory from the outside world, has led to economic and humanitarian crises in the densely-populated enclave.
The people of Gaza are also grappling with repercussions of Israel’s devastating offensive last summer, which left some 2,200 people dead and demolished buildings and structures.