Mavi Marmara Incident: ICC Judges want a do-over on prosecutor’s first decision — one that supports presumption of Israeli guilt

ICC judges reject prosecutor’s appeal on Marmara raid
by Elad Benari
November 6, 2015

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday reiterated that the court’s prosecutor has to reconsider her decision not to investigate the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident, The Associated Press (AP) reported. The decision means Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will now have to look at the case again and decide whether to open a full investigation, which could potentially lead to charges against Israelis involved in the storming, noted the reportThe Mavi Marmara, which was violating Israel’s naval blockade on Gaza, took part in a flotilla by activists who claimed they were carrying “humanitarian aid” for Gaza. The ship defied orders to turn around and dock at the Ashdod port. After it ignored repeated warnings to change course, the IDF boarded the vessel – only to be attacked by Islamist extremists on board. READ MORE

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