National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror is scheduled to take off to Turkey Monday, for discussions with the relatives of terror-supporting activists who were killed on board the Mavi Marmara – a ship that tried to break the IDF's blockade of Gaza on May 31, 2010.
The IDF's Naval Commando encountered extremely violent resistance when it boarded the ship and wound up killing nine of the people on board.
The families of the dead activists, who were members of the IHH pro-terror group, want to receive $1 million each. IDF Radio said Israel was prepared to pay no more than $150,000 to each family.
Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas visited Turkey over the weekend for talks with top officials including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has sparked concern by announcing his intention to visit Hamas-ruled Gaza next month, after a trip to the United States.
Abbas's Ramallah-based nationalist Fatah movement, a long-time rival to the Islamist Hamas, has criticized Erdogan's Gaza trip as fostering intra-Palestinian Authority divisions.