Amid tensions between Israel and Turkey following the release of the Palmer report, the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office has appealed to the Turkish Intelligence Organization (MİT) in order to obtain information on the identities of the IDF soldiers who were involved in the Mavi Marmara raid which left nine Turks dead in May last year, Turkish newspaper al-Zaman reported on Friday.
According the paper, an affirmative answer from MİT would allow the prosecutor to open court cases against Israeli officials including President Shimon Peres, former IDF chief of General Staff Lt.- Gen. (res.) Gabi Ashkenazi , and the soldiers involved in the raid.
The charges would include the “willful murder and torture” and “limiting freedom” of the passengers, the paper reported.