Israeli parliament rejects motion on Turkey demands

Israel will not apologize to Turkey over the killings of nine Turks in an Israeli raid on Gaza-bound aid convoy, Ayalon said.

Israeli parliament rejects motion on Turkey demands

Israel will not apologize to Turkey over the killings of nine Turks in an Israeli raid on Gaza-bound aid convoy, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said on Wednesday.

Ayalon's remarks came during a parliamentary debate on a motion on media reports that Israel would apologize to Turkey and pay compensation for relatives of the victims.

On May 31, Israeli commandos killed eight Turkish activists and a U.S.-Turkish citizen in the raid on Mavi Marmara ship, lead vessel of the aid flotilla.

"I would like to express clearly that there is no intention to apologize to Turkey," Ayalon told Israeli lawmakers.

Also, Israeli lawmakers voiced opposition to an official Israeli apology and paying compensation.

Following speeches, lawmakers rejected by 10-4 votes the motion.


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Vladimir
Vladimir - 10 yıl Before

Dear friends: I am glad that Israel woke up and will not apologize to Turkey provocation. It is not a last provocation against Israel. Please next time Israel needs to use a big NET and capture a few witnesses to make a press-conference. Vladimir