ANKARA, Turkey — The Turkish protest ship that was the scene of bloodshed during Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla is now the setting of an anti-Israeli film.
Part of a movie is being filmed on board the Mavi Marmara, where Israeli troops clashed with the pro-Palestinian activists, Salih Bilici, a spokesman for the Turkish Islamic charity that sponsored the flotilla, told The Associated Press on Sunday.
The movie Valley of the Wolves — Palestine is a spinoff from the controversial but highly popular TV drama series Valley of the Wolves, which tells the story of a nationalist undercover agent assigned to kill state enemies. The series sparked a diplomatic row between Turkey and Israel this year after one episode showed Israeli security forces kidnapping children and shooting old men.
This time, the hero Polat Alemdar and his team are given the task of hunting down the raid's military commander and planner, a fictional character called Mose Ben Eliezer, according to the film's website.
"Mose destroys villages, kills children and throws everyone who helps Polat into prison," it says.
In Israel, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor declined comment. No one was available at the Pana production company Sunday.