Thousands rally in Istanbul to remember 'Marmara' dead

June 1, 2012 00:48


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Thousands of people chanted slogans and waved banners against Israel in Istanbul on Thursday in a rally marking the two year anniversary of the IDF raid of a Gaza-bound flotilla ship in which nine Turkish pro-Palestinian activists were killed, AFP reported.

The rally was organized by one of the main groups behind the Gaza flotilla, the IHH, widely considered a terrorist organization by a number of bodies, the Israeli government among them.

Demonstrators at the rally held in Istanbul's Taksim Square called for those responsible for the raid to be held accountable, just days after a Turkish court approved indictments against four former senior Israeli commanders, with prosecutors calling for them to receive life sentences for their part in the raid of the Mavi Marmara flotilla ship.

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