International court rebuffs quest to reopen anti-Israel case about 2010 ‘flotilla’ ship Mavi Marmara

International court rebuffs quest to reopen anti-Israel case about 2010 ‘flotilla’ ship Mavi Marmara
Footage taken from the Mavi Marmara security cameras shows the activists preparing to attack IDF soldiers. May 2010. Wikipedia: Wikipedia: By Israel Defense Forces - Mavi Marmara Activists Prepare to Attack IDF Soldiers, CC BY 2.0, Link

[Ed. – We can hope the third time will be a charm.  In 2010, “peaceful activists” on Mavi Marmara attacked Israeli commandos executing a lawful boarding, in Israel-administered waters, to prevent the ship from breaking an embargo that keeps weapons from flowing to the terror group Hamas.  Among the “peaceful activists” was a Hamas operative who works out of London.  The ship was chartered in Turkey with the connivance of the Turkish Islamist group IHH, which a short time before had publicly declared solidarity with Hamas and Fatah.]

The International Criminal Court on Monday declined to reopen an investigation into alleged Israeli war crimes stemming from a 2010 incident in which a Gaza-bound flotilla filled with militant anti-Israel agitators was intercepted by Israeli authorities, leading to a bloody confrontation.

The ICC’s lead investigator declined to bow to pressure and reopen an investigation into the nearly decade-old confrontation between Israeli military personnel and activists aboard the Mavi Marmara, a flotilla that attempted to violently penetrate Israel’s blockade on the Gaza Strip.

Pro-Israel legal experts who have been following the hotly contested case celebrated the decision as a hard-fought win in a court that has historically been hostile to Israel.

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