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Friday, May 23, 2014

IHH wants to have its cake and eat it too

The Turkish terror organization IHH, which was responsible for the Mavi Marmara's attempt to reach Gaza, is insisting that the Turkish government not agree to drop lawsuits against Israeli government and IDF officials as part of a settlement of the claims.
"We are hearing that an agreement will soon be announced on the compensation Israeli state will pay as an outcome of talks ... One of Israel's conditions is to drop the court cases," said Ugur Yildirim, a lawyer for IHH.
"We are warning the authorities against this clear violation of global law principles," he told reporters.
Israel is facing public and private prosecutions in Turkey over the killings. Israel has previously dismissed the cases as "political theater".
The son of one activist killed aboard the Mavi Marmara told the news conference the families would accept neither apology nor compensation.
"We do not accept any agreements unless the blockade on Gaza is lifted. Israel will have to take a step back if we stand tall," Ismail Bilgen told reporters.
Actually, lawsuits are dropped every day all over the world as part of settlements (and if the term 'with prejudice' is used they may not be reintroduced) and if the Turks 'stand tall' there will be no deal.

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