ICC calls for new probe into Israel’s attack on Mavi Marmara

3 Sep

Mavi Marmara humanitarian aid ship [file photo]

Middle East Monitor, 2 September, 2019

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has ordered its prosecutor to reconsider whether Israel should face charges over the deadly 2010 raid on the Turkish aid ship heading to the besieged Gaza Strip.

Fatou Bensouda will now again examine whether to bring Israel before The Hague-based court after it killed ten activists onboard an aid ship.

“The prosecutor is directed to reconsider her decision by December 2, 2019,” Al Jazeera reported presiding appeals judge Solomy Balungi Bossa telling the court today, adding that three out of five judges in the court’s appeals chamber had backed the move.

Bensouda said in 2014 that she would not prosecute Israel over the raid, saying it was “not of sufficient gravity” – which means the case could be determined as inadmissible before the ICC.

READ:Justice is still being sought nine years after Israel’s attack on the Mavi Marmara

VIDEO: Situation concerning the [2010 Gaza flotilla] ships flying the Comorian, Greek and Cambodian flags: Appeals Judgement, IntlCriminalCourt, published 2 Sept 2019

Some justice for Mavi Marmara victims at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Watch & share #video as the #ICC Appeals Chamber rules that the Prosecutor must reconsider decision on Comoros referral by 2 December 2019, “in light of specific directions of Pre-Trial Chamber & today’s AC judgment.”
While the wheels of justice continue to turn, the #FreedomFlotilla will continue sailing to #Gaza with our course set on the conscience of humanity.
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