» 05/31/2010, 00.00
ISRAEL - TURKEY
State of alert throughout Israel. "Brink of war or new Intifada"
Toll from attack rises to 19 dead. Roads to the West Bank and the Gaza crossings closed. Access to Temple Mount mosques forbidden. Raed Salah, Palestinian leader of the northern Israel is seriously hurt. Arab and Israeli strikes in Gaza. Abbas declares three days of mourning and calls the Israeli operation "a massacre". Israel claims aid ships were "a provocation" with links to terrorism. Anti-Israeli demonstrations in Istanbul. Ankara withdraws its ambassador from Tel Aviv.
31/05/2010 TURKEY - ISRAEL
Israel attacks ship carrying aid to Gaza. At least 10 dead
The Israeli commandos used helicopters and patrol boats to attack the ships. There were also two deaths among the IDF soldiers. Israel temporarily censors the news. Vessels carrying cement, wheelchairs, water purifiers and prefabricated houses to contest the blockade on the Strip. Thousands of Turks demonstrateoutside the Israeli consulate in Istanbul.
30/01/2009 TURKEY - ISRAEL
Erdogan hailed as hero, after criticizing Shimon Peres
The Turkish prime minister bitterly criticized the Israeli operation in Gaza, and walked away from a televised debate. Ban Ki-moon for emergency aid to the Palestinian population of the Strip. Netanyahu calls for Iran to be "neutralized."
27/12/2008 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
At least 70 dead, initial tally of Israeli retaliation against Hamas
Aircraft bearing the Star of David this morning began attacking fundamentalist targets. President Peres denies that his country wants to reoccupy Gaza. Egypt is trying to stop the violence.
06/11/2012 TURKEY â€“ ISRAEL
Mavi Marmara, Ankara opens trial against former Israeli officers
Trial in absentia on charges of "incitement to murder". If convicted the judges may issue an international arrest warrant. In the assault on the Mavi Marmara nine activists were killed, dozens wounded. For Tel Aviv it is a unilateral political act "without" judicial credibility. "
01/06/2010 ISRAEL - TURKEY - UN
UN Security Council demands investigation into raid of ships bound for Gaza
The declaration, adopted unanimously, is milder than requested. Turkey had demanded an official apology from Israel and end to the blockade in Gaza. Tel Aviv shows footage where its soldiers are beaten with sticks. Several European countries criticize the excessive use of force by the Israeli military. Nearly 500 activists present on the seized vessels were arrested and it is impossible to speak with them.
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