Archive: 11/30/2012
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  11/30/2012, Kislev 16, 5773

Government to Put Turkish Group on Terror List Sunday


The cabinet is expected to put Turkish group IHH on its list of terrorist groups during its weekly meeting on Sunday.

IHH claims to be a humanitarian aid group. It was behind the attempt of a flotilla, led by the Mavi Marmara, which attempted to break the naval blockade of Gaza in 2010. Terrorists on the ship attacked Israeli commandos who boarded the vessel to divert it to an Israeli harbor, where the amount of aid for Gaza turned out to be negligible. By the time Israel gained the upper hand on the terrorists, nine Turkish citizens were dead and almost 40 people were wounded, including a number of the commandos.