In 2010, Israel Navy troops boarded ships that made up a flotilla from Turkey; in ensuing clashes nine people died and dozens of activists were wounded
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.
Israel had requested that the flotilla turn off its course, and head for the Israeli port of Ashdod, where the aid it was carrying could be transferred via land to Gaza. This was rejected by the flotilla, leading Israel to dispatch its troops to intercept the ships before they reached Gaza.
The action was condemned internationally, in particular by Turkey, which recalled its ambassador and branded Israel a "terrorist state."
The boat was carrying 22 people from 16 different countries in protest against Israel's decade-long blockade
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The deputy ambassador in Britain, Eitan Na’eh, will take over the latest improvement since the fallout after the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident.
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Funds to be given to families of civilians killed on board Mavi Marmara flotilla in 2010; Israeli, Turkish ambassadors expected to be appointed in coming days.
Swedish rights group Ship to Gaza says it will demand damages after court rules impounding of ship in 2012 was illegal.
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Prime minister criticizes Palestinian officials, says they condemn the attack in Nice while encouraging similar attacks in Israel.
Former national security adviser Uzi Arad also says that despite ministers’ demand, the cabinet didn't discuss easing Gaza blockade before the flotilla incident.
Joseph Ciechanover reflects on six years of secret talks with Turkey and efforts to resolve the diplomatic crisis, telling Haaretz: 'I needed a lot of patience.'
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There would have been no Israeli compensation to Turkey, no Israeli raid on a Turkish flotilla and no flotilla at all, for that matter, if Israel hadn't imposed its suffocating blockade on Gaza in the first place.
Living conditions should improve in the Strip and Israel gains a new channel of mediation, even if there won't be joint training of pilots or major new arms deals like in the past.
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Netanyahu says agreement creates stability in face of Mideast turmoil; Gaza blockade to remain, but Turkish aid to Gaza to be permitted through Israel.
Close relationship is of supreme strategic importance to Israel and Turkey, and Israel could have ended the crisis six years ago.