Report: Turkish court dismisses case brought by victims of Israeli raid

December 9, 2016 19:20

A Turkish court on Friday halted a case brought by victims of an Israeli raid on an aid flotilla that killed 10 people in 2010, a lawyer for the victims' families said, following a deal in June to restore ties between Israel and Turkey.

Israeli-Turkish relations broke down in 2010 when Turkish pro-Palestinian activists were killed by Israeli commandos enforcing a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. The soldiers had raided a ship, the Mavi Marmara, leading a flotilla to the Hamas Islamist-run Palestinian territory.

Israel agreed to pay out $20 million to the families of those killed on the vessel, a crucial element in the restoration of ties.

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