The War Crimes court prosecutor is obliged to open probe after complaint from the tiny African state of Comoros, to which the Mavi Marmara vessel Israel raided in 2010 was registered. Few preliminary examinations lead to full investigation, let alone trial.by The Associated Press and Reuters 26 comments
On Monday, May 31, 2010, Israel Navy troops boarded half a dozen ships that made up a flotilla headed from Turkey for the Gaza Strip. The six-vessel convoy had the intent of breaking through a comprehensive blockade Israel had placed on the coastal territory.
The navy took control of five of the ships without incident, but resistance by activists on the sixth vessel led to clashes that claimed the lives of nine of the boat's passengers, and left dozens of activists and soldiers wounded.