Security sources: Israel should have apologized to Turkey

September 2, 2011 12:06


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Israel should have apologized to Turkey for its involvement in the Mavi Marmara and paid reparations to the families of the activists that were killed in order to ensure that Turkey would not file criminal lawsuits against commandos from the navy’s Flotilla 13 and other senior officers, said security sources on Friday according to Army Radio.

The statement comes after the details of the Palmer Report were publicized Thursday in The New York Times. The report justified Israel’s decision to impose a sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, but also harshly criticized the navy’s operation to stop the Gaza-bound flotilla, saying “the loss of life and injuries resulting from the use of force by Israeli forces during the takeover of the Mavi Marmara was unacceptable.”

Political sources expressed satisfaction with the report's conclusions and Israel's decision not to apologize to Turkey. They would be willing, however, to express regret over the deaths of the activists killed and transfer money to a humanitarian fund that would then distribute the money to the family's of the victims.

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