Mohammad Zeidan
Photo: Elad Gershgoren

Turkel summons Arab-Israelis who took part in Gaza flotilla

Head of Arab Monitoring Committee, Rahat resident who were aboard Turkish ship during command raid in late May to testify before inquiry commission

The Turkel Commission, which is probing the deadly commando raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish ship in late May, has summoned two Israeli-Arabs who were aboard the vessel. 


Higher Arab Monitoring Committee Chairman Mohammad Zeidan and Rahat resident Hamad Abu Dabus are scheduled to testify next week as part of the commission's examination of the "actions of the flotilla's organizers and those who participated in it."


The Turkel Commission has also asked a number of human rights groups for information regarding the humanitarian situation in Gaza. Representatives from B'Tselem, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and Gisha: Legal Center for Freedom of Movement are expected to testify before the committee soon.


Interior Ministry Director of Enforcement and Foreign Nationals Yossi Edelstein is also expected to testify regarding the treatment of flotilla participants from their arrival in Ashdod harbor until their deportation from Israel.



פרסום ראשון: 10.06.10, 11:46
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