Family of Gaza flotilla activist sues Barak

October 22, 2015 02:47

Relatives of a US citizen killed in Israel's 2010 storming of the a Turkish-led Gaza-bound flotilla are suing former prime minister Ehud Barak for the raid, in which nine activists died.

Furkan Dogan, a 19-year-old dual Turkish-US citizen, was filming on the flotilla attempting to circumvent Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip when IDF commandos intervened.

He was shot five times aboard the MV Mavi Marmara, including point blank in the head, according to his lawyers.

Barak was serving as defense minister at the time of the incident.

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