ICC examines Gaza flotilla raid

2013-05-14 22:05

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor says she would open a preliminary examination into the events surrounding the 2010 Israeli raid on a humanitarian aid flotilla bound from Turkey to the Gaza strip.

NPA probing SA journo's detention

2012-11-15 12:57

The NPA is investigating the alleged detention of a South African journalist in Israel during the Gaza ship raid in 2010.

Turkey: Flotilla raid was cause for war

2011-09-12 21:13

Turkey's prime minister says Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last year was "cause for war" but added that his country showed "patience" and refrained from taking any action.

Netanyahu: I won't apologise

2011-09-04 17:44

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will not apologise to Turkey over an Israeli raid that killed nine Turks on a ship bound for Gaza.

Turkey expels Israeli envoy

2011-09-02 22:40

Turkey has expelled the Israeli ambassador to Ankara and suspended all military ties after a UN report slammed the "excessive" force used in a raid on a Gaza aid flotilla.

Israel ties cool without apology - Turkey

2011-08-17 18:05

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan says it is impossible for Turkish-Israeli ties to improve unless Israel apologised and paid compensation.

Gaza-bound yacht escorted to Israel port

2011-07-19 19:17

A French yacht carrying pro-Palestinian activists which was prevented from reaching Gaza by the Israeli navy has been escorted into Ashdod port.

Airlines help Israel bar activists

2011-07-08 14:56

About 200 pro-Palestinian activists have been barred from leaving foreign airports for Israel, where authorities are poised to deport others who fly in.

Greece blocks Gaza flotilla boat

2011-07-04 21:15

Gaza activists say that as the flotilla tried to leave Crete harbour, it has been blocked by Greek forces.

Gaza flotilla plots next move

2011-07-03 16:39

Despite the Greek ban, the Gaza flotilla organisers say they still want to sail in defiance of Israel.

Ship may sail to Gaza without permission

2011-07-01 10:01

A US ship has declared it may set sail from a Greek port for Gaza without permission, say activists.

2nd Gaza ship sabotaged: Organisers

2011-06-30 11:01

Organisers of a pro-Palestinian flotilla that will try to break Israel's sea blockade of the Gaza Strip have accused Israel of sabotaging a second ship.

Israel drops threat against journalists

2011-06-27 16:35

The Israeli government has dropped a threat to issue lengthy deportation orders against journalists aboard a Gaza-bound flotilla.

New Gaza flotilla preparations 'on track'

2011-04-11 23:05

A flotilla of ships is preparing to sail to Gaza to mark the first anniversary on May 31 of a deadly Israeli raid against a similar convoy, organisers say.

Israeli probe: Gaza ship raid not illegal

2011-01-23 18:23

An Israeli probe has ruled that the deadly May 2010 raid on a flotilla of Gaza-bound aid ships, which killed nine Turkish activists, did not violate international law.

Israel PM praises troops who stopped Gaza ship

2010-10-26 18:06

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised the naval commandos who participated in a raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in which nine activists were killed.

ICC can examine aid flotilla case

2010-09-28 22:48

The ICC could examine Israel's deadly storming of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May, a member of a UN Human Rights Council's probe into the incident has said.

Jewish Gaza boat leaves Cyprus

2010-09-26 18:39

A boat carrying Jewish activists from Israel, Europe and the United States has set sail from Cyprus bound for Gaza.

Israel broke rights law - UN probe

2010-09-22 21:43

Israel's military showed "incredible violence" in its deadly May raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, violating international human rights law, a UN probe has found.

Israel needed more ship force

2010-08-12 07:52

More force should have been used to clear a ship's deck before the deadly raid on an aid flotilla, Israel's army chief has said, claiming that some of the Turkish activists on board had guns.

Israel PM defends flotilla raid

2010-08-09 19:26

Benjamin Netanyahu has insisted Israel acted in line with international law in a raid on Gaza-bound aid ships which killed nine Turks.

Israel 'pressured' to agree

2010-08-03 10:21

Israel's decision to back a UN probe into its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla was taken in a bid to patch up ties with Turkey, an official has said.

Gaza flotilla panel expanded

2010-07-25 18:11

Two experts are to join the internal Israeli committee investigating the legality of a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

Gaza aid ship unloading in Egypt

2010-07-15 20:04

A Libyan ship that failed to break Israel's Gaza blockade is being unloaded in the Egyptian port of El-Arish, a day after docking there.

Libya ship on way to Gaza stalls

2010-07-14 09:31

A Libyan aid ship heading for the Gaza Strip stalled in international waters, the Israeli military says, as questions persist over whether it plans to defy an Israeli naval blockade.


Israel sorry for Turkey flotilla deaths

2013-03-22 17:20

Israel's leader has announced the restoration of normal diplomatic relations with Turkey after apologising for the deaths of nine Turkish activists in a 2009 Israeli naval raid on a Gaza-bound international flotilla.

Watchdog slams Netanyahu over flotilla

2012-06-13 15:02

Israel's state watchdog has criticised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his handling of a 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla which left nine Turkish nationals dead.

Turkish ship move harsh: Israel

2011-09-09 22:13

A senior Israeli official has called Turkey's announcement that their warships will escort any future convoys to the Gaza Strip as "harsh and serious".

Turkey, Israel urged to improve ties

2011-09-03 10:45

Ban Ki-moon has urged Turkey and Israel to improve their relationship and accept the recommendations of a UN report into the deaths of nine Turks in Israeli attack.

Israel: No apology for raid after UN report

2011-09-02 19:30

Israel will not apologise for a deadly 2010 raid on a flotilla of aid ships, an Israeli diplomatic source said Friday after a UN report criticised the Jewish state for using excessive force.

Israel won't apologise for Turkish deaths

2011-07-21 18:58

An Israeli cabinet minister says Israel won't apologise for killing nine Turkish activists aboard a Gaza-bound flotilla.

French boat to reach Gaza: Organisers

2011-07-18 15:46

A French yacht carrying pro-Palestinian activists which set sail from a Greek island at the weekend is expected to reach the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, say organisers.

Lone boat heads to Gaza

2011-07-06 18:16

A lone French yacht is headed for Gaza after sneaking out of Greek waters in defiance of a ban on the departure of aid ships aiming to run Israel's blockade on the coastal strip.

Gaza flotilla will go ahead: Organisers

2011-07-04 12:31

Organisers of a Gaza-bound flotilla say they have not abandoned their plans to breach Israel's blockade despite a Greek ban on their vessels leaving the country's ports.

Gaza-bound activists in disarray over ban

2011-07-02 14:00

Greece coastguards have enforced a ban on all Gaza-bound ships setting sail from their ports for a second day, throwing pro-Palestinian activists' plans increasingly into disarray.

Action urged against US Gaza protesters

2011-06-30 14:00

Texas Governor Rick Perry is urging the US attorney general to take action against US citizens who take part in a pro-Palestinian protest flotilla set to sail to the Gaza Strip.

Israel ministers slam flotilla 'spin'

2011-06-29 14:06

Several Israeli ministers have accused the army of "spin" over its claims that activists on board a Gaza-bound flotilla plan to harm Israeli soldiers, says a report.

Mavi Marmara to miss new Gaza mission

2011-06-17 22:18

A Turkish boat that became a symbol of anti-Israeli activism has dropped out of a Gaza-bound flotilla that plans to set sail for the Palestinian territory, say organisers.

Ships head for Gaza on raid anniversary

2011-02-07 22:25

A new flotilla of ships will try to reach Gaza at the end of May to mark the first anniversary of deadly Israeli raid against a similar convoy that killed nine Turkish activists.

Israel apology can fix relations: Turkey

2010-11-10 17:03

Turkey will not begin to restore relations with Israel unless it apologises for its "savage attack" on a Turkish protest vessel, says Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

UN backs Israel ship raid report

2010-09-29 19:02

The UN Human Rights council has agreed to back a report which found "clear evidence" for legal action against Israel over its attack on an aid flotilla.

Gaza flotilla probe biased - US

2010-09-28 15:42

The US claims a UN probe into Israel's storming of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla is biased and can be used to torpedo Middle East peace talks.

Flotilla raid broke international law

2010-09-22 23:13

A report by three UN-appointed human rights experts says Israeli forces violated several international laws when they raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, killing nine activists.

Iran unveils 'Israeli crimes' game

2010-09-02 20:07

Iran's Islamist Basij militia has unveiled two new video games depicting Israeli "crimes" on the eve of annual Palestinian solidarity rallies, the official IRNA news agency has reported.

Israeli troops 'weren't ready'

2010-08-11 17:13

Israeli troops were not ready for the violent resistance they met when they boarded a Gaza-bound aid ship in which nine Palestinian activists were killed, Israel’s military leader says.

Netanyahu to testify on ship raid

2010-08-08 20:48

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to present his version of events leading up to the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla when testifying before an Israeli commission of inquiry.

UN to assemble Gaza probe

2010-07-31 20:30

The United Nations is to assemble an international commission that will investigate the killing of nine activists aboard a Gaza-bound aid ship by Israeli commandos in May.

SA envoy returns to Israel

2010-07-20 14:23

SA is returning its ambassador to Israel, nearly seven weeks after recalling him in the wake of the deadly raid on an aid convoy bound for the Gaza Strip.

Israel warns ship away from Gaza

2010-07-14 12:32

A Libyan-chartered ship carrying aid for Palestinians has set a new course for Egypt after Israel’s navy warned it away from the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Gaza aid ship heads to Egypt

2010-07-13 22:39

A Libyan aid boat carrying supplies for Gaza has changed course toward Egypt instead of trying to run a naval blockade of the Palestinian territory.

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