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      Archive: 9/16/2011

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        9/16/2011, Elul 17, 5771

      Abbas Supports Turkish Moves Against Israel

      Mahmoud Abbas supports steps taken by Turkish against Israel, according to a Friday-morning report by Kol Yisrael government radio, based on an Egyptian television interview of the Palestinian Authority chairman.

      Abu-Mazen said he heard that the government in Ankara was planning to apply to the International Criminal Court regarding the killing of nine Turkish citizens on the Mavi Marmara after an attack on Israeli commandos who boarded the boat to divert it from its attempt to break the Gaza naval blockade. He added that he was not sure that the information he heard was accurate, adding that it was Turkey's right to file a complaint with any international body and to take the steps it wants.