Israeli Comptroller Confirms Mistakes Were Made Regarding the Mavi Marmara Flotilla Raid by Dennis Kucinich + Israeli navy attacks Oliva human rights boat

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by Dennis Kucinich
Washington D.C.
June 14, 2012

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A report by the Israeli state comptroller criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his handling of the commando raid on the Mavi Marmara in 2010, which resulted in the death of nine people. The report found that Prime Minister Netanyahu failed to heed multiple warnings from top officials in his government that militarily enforcing the blockade on Gaza could result in violence. Congressman Kucinich personally wrote to the Israeli Ambassador on May 26, 2010, 5 days before the raid, urging him to “take the necessary measures to alert [the Israeli] government of the mission of this ship.”

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