mavi marmara passengers 311.
(photo credit: IDF Spokesperson)
and Hamas will collaborate to bring those behind Israel's raid of the
Gaza aid flotilla to justice in the International Court of Justice at the
Hague, reported the English Arabic language daily Asharq al-Awsat on Thursday.RELATED:
agreement to work together against Israel reportedly came in a Thursday
telephone conversation between Turkey's justice minister, Sadullah Ergin and his Hamas
counterpart, Muhammad Faraj Al-Ghoul.
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overplayed his hand
There are also reports that the retired
German law professor and member of parliament, Norman Paech, who was on
board the Mavi Marmara at the
time of the raid, is planning
to file a lawsuit in Germany.
The object of these efforts
is to bring Israel in front of the International Court of Justice in
the Hague, which is usually unfriendly to Israel.
According to a
report in the Turkish paper Zaman
the Turk's will first try to get the Security Council to refer the case
to the court and, if that fails, will try to pursue the matter through
Turkish courts. The Turks are reportedly hampered by the fact that
neither Israel nor Turkey recognize the court's jurisdiction, however a
mechanism exists for inter-state issues to come before the court.
IDF has appointed a
to investigate the raid on the Mavi Marmara
, which is due to report back by 4 July
2010. The committee is to focus on the poor intelligence that preceded