Greek flotilla passengers suing Israel’s Navy


ATHENS (JTA) — Greek citizens who sailed on a Gaza-bound flotilla are suing Israel’s Navy.

The more than 30 members of the A Ship To Gaza organization, as well as the two companies that owned boats that took part in the May 31 flotilla to Gaza, are suing the Israeli naval commando unit Flotilla 13, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi and Navy chief Eliezer Merom for the way the passengers were treated during and following their arrest in Israel following the flotilla’s interception by Israel, which led to the deaths of nine Turkish passengers.

According to the complaint, announced Wednesday by the activists’ lawyer in Athens, the activists want "Justice to be served for the inhuman way they were treated while on Israel soil."

They also plan to sue the commandos and Israeli police that took part in the raid.

The complaint demands that the Israeli officials be extradited to Greece in order to stand trial in a Greek court.

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