Turkey’s IHH Seeks $1 Billion from Israel for Flotilla Victims


flotilla-attackTurkey should demand $1 billion from Israel as compensation for its raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish flotilla ship in 2010, according to the chairman of the Turkish group IHH, which led the convoy.

Bulent Yildirim said Wednesday: “Not only the martyrs, but also all of us, all participants [in the flotilla] including the injured and heavily injured will receive compensation….The amount of compensation that should be given is not $1.5 million, but at least $1 billion.”

Turkish and Israeli officials are holding negotiations on how much Israel should pay the families of the Mavi Marmara victims. There have been reports that Turkey is demanding that Israel pay $1 million to each family of all of the nine dead, while Israel is willing to pay only $100,000. Furthermore, Israel reportedly suggested paying the same amount paid by the Turkish military to the families of its fallen soldiers – around $70,000.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Disgraceful………….Cutting everywhere for the poor including the Charedim who keep the country going with their prayers and they have the odacity to pay Turkey $1 billion for what, to murderers, terrorists. That is what is disgraceful. Goverment and Lapid & Bennent should step down now or their will ne civil strife. Is that what this government was voted in for ? Money wasters.

  2. Time for isreal to really befriend India. That will up set the Turks and there Islamic turn. As for paying them. Why they instigated this entire event