Spain ‘Issues Arrest Warrant’ For Prime Minister Netanyahu Over 2010 Mavi Marmara Gaza Flotilla Attack

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netanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and seven other former and current government officials are at risk of arrest if they set foot in Spain, after a Spanish judge effectively issued an arrest warrant for the group, it has been reported.

According to the Latin American Herald Tribune, Spanish national court judge Jose de la Mata ordered the police and civil guard to notify him if Netanyahu and the six other individuals enter the country, as their actions could see a case against them regarding the Freedom Flotilla attack of 2010 reopened.

The other men named in the issue are former defence minister Ehud Barak, former foreign minister Avigdor Leiberman, former minister of strategic affairs Moshe Yaalon, former interior minister Eli Yishai, minister without portfolio Benny Begin and vice admiral maron Eliezer, who was in charge of the operation.

The case – which was put on hold by Judge de la Mata last year – was brought against the men following an attack by Israeli security forces against the Freedom Flotilla aid ships in 2010, which was trying to reach Gaza.

It concerns the Mavi Marmara ship, the main civilian vessel in a fleet of six that were attempting to break an Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. The six ships were carrying around 500 passengers, humanitarian aid and construction materials.

The IDF stormed the ship in a raid that left nine human rights activists dead. A tenth activist died later that month due to wounds sustained in the raid.

The Israeli Prime Minister and other officials now face charges in the case, should it be reopened.

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{Matzav.com Newscenter}

8 COMMENTS

  1. Matzav, you did not mention that the construction materials likely created last year’s terror tunnels. yet again, it is clear that to the world at large, Jewish lives don’t matter

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  4. THIS IS A TERRIFIC OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL JEWISH AND NON JEWISH TRAVEL AGENTS TO TAKE SPAIN OFF THEIR ITINERARY. IT THE PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL IS NOT WELCOME, WELL WHY NOT PROTEST AND DENY THEM OUR TOURIST DOLLARS ?

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