13 articles tagged "Pro-Hamas flotilla"
Wounded Israeli soldiers dragged by activists. Who is responsible?
Navy reserve captains want flotilla mishaps probed. Travel to Turkey banned for troops
DEBKAfile Special Report June 7, 2010

Ten missile-ship captains in the Navy reserve force Sunday, June 6, demanded that the Israeli government and defense forces institute a separate panel to study the operational, intelligence and tactical failings of the May 31 Israel commando raid of the Turkish Mavi Marmara. Their protest coincided with an IDF ban on travel to Turkey for all members of Israel's armed, security and police forces. 

Dr. Hakan Fidan, new Turkish MIT chief
Turkish troops deployed in Cyprus, top intelligence ranks Islamized
DEBKAfile Special Report June 6, 2010

Turkish PM Recep Erdogan is spoiling for more trouble with Israel, irrespective of the peaceful outcome of the Rachel Corrie incident. debkafile's sources disclose his funding of the IHH terrorist group's purchase of 8-10 large vessels for more Gaza flotillas. He has secretly replaced professional intelligence and security chiefs with Islamist cronies. Rising demand for the international probe against Israel to also focus on the Turkish government's ties with a terrorist group.

Turkish special forces
Poised on the Brink, They Have Burned Most Bridges
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2010

Turkey builds up and holds ready for action against Israel a large air, sea and marine force in the Turkish sector of Cyprus should Israel stand by its refusal to lift the Gaza blockade and stop Turkish boats bound for the enclave.

Mavi Marmara
They Walked into a Turkish Trap
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2010

Israel blinded itself to the changing winds in Ankara after pro-Islamic Recep Erdogan succeeded in gaining control of Turkey's armed forces. This enabled Turkish intelligence to lay a trap for Israel.

Funerals in Istanbul
Erdogan Has Three Follow-up Scenarios Ready
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2010

The Turkish leader is sinking millions of dollars to build a large new flotilla for blowing Israel's blockade sky high and tightening the international diplomatic siege around Israel.

Gaza welcome
The Flotilla Indirectly Altered the Middle East Balance of Strength
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2010

Hamas suddenly discovered that its most effective weapon against Israel is not the Iranian missiles but Turkish-led blockade-busting ships and their propaganda impact.

Rachel Corrie - next blockade challenger
Turkey mulls military escort for Irish blockade-buster vessel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 3, 2010

Five planes flew out of Israel Wednesday night, June 2, carrying hundreds of foreign passengers and nine bodies from the Turkish-led flotilla Israeli commandos raided and prevented from breaking the Gaza blockade two days ago. After surrendering to Turkey's ultimatum to release all the passengers, including the seven members of Islamist terrorist groups who assaulted the Israeli boarding party, debkafile reports the Netanyahu government faced a fresh ultimatum from Ankara: Lift the Gaza blockade now.

Turkish prime minister squares off against Israel
Turkey and Israel close to brink
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly June 2, 2010

The war projected between Israel and the Iran-led bloc of Syria, Hizballah and Hamas is suddenly overshadowed by Turkish-Israeli hostilities over a deadly Israeli commando raid on an aid flotilla from Istanbul. Against the US president Barack Obama's bid to bridge the rift, Turkish generals are drawing up plans to break Israel's Gaza blockade and avenge 9 deaths, while Israel is bound by its war on terror to thwart them. DEBKA-Net-Weekly offers details of their preparations on the brink. To subscribe to DEBKA-Net-Weekly, click here


Turkish terrorists beat up Israel troops
Turkey, Israel near clash after terror cell exposed on flotilla. Israel flies embassy families out
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 2, 2010

To stop the flotilla crisis from spinning out of control, US president Barack Obama asked Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu to release all the remaining passengers without delay. His bid for Turkish restraint drew from PM Recep Erdogan the threat that if America did not punish Israel, Turkey would. Israel began evacuating diplomats' families from Turkey. Passengers said an al Qaeda-linked cell had imposed a quasi-military regimen aboard the Turkish Marmora.

Flotilla activists released white doves of peace when they set out from Istanbul.
Two more boats head for Gaza as Israel vows to stop them
DEBKAfile Special Report June 1, 2010

With two more vessels due to sail within 48 hours to continue the challenge to Israel's Gaza blockade, Israel's deputy defence minister Mattan Vilnai stressed the Israeli commando raid on the pro-Palestinian flotilla succeeded in its mission - although the loss of life was regrettable. Mistakes were made but the IDF would learn from them and defend the blockade in other ways, he said.

He dismissed rising demands at home for the defence minister Ehud Barak to step down.

Israel commandos board boat in pro-Palestinian flotilla
Nine activists killed in flotilla raid, ten Israeli soldiers injured
DEBKAfile Special Report May 31, 2010

Turkey threatens reprisals, Greece halts joint maneuver with Israel over Israeli naval commando action which killed 9 activists aboard the pro-Palestinian flotilla lead boat  80 miles out at sea. Casualty figures still not confirmed. Passengers attacked the soldiers, opened fire with gun snatched from a soldier and wielded knives and iron bars. The soldiers shot back after 10 were injured. Helicopters ferried all the casualties to Israeli hospitals. Nationwide alert for disturbances declared in Israel and around its borders. 

Turkish Chief of Staff Gen. Ilker Basburg
Israel braces for Turkish, Hizballah, Hamas reprisals. Greece halts joint drill
DEBKAfile Special Report May 31, 2010

debkafile's military sources report Israeli concerns that on top of strong diplomatic reprisals, Turkey may resort to military steps along with Hizballah and Hamas for the Israel Navy's seizure Monday, May 31, of the Turkish vessel leading the flotilla in which 9 activists died, 33 injured.  Turkish chief of staff Gen. Ilker Basbug was recalled urgently to Ankara from a visit to Egypt after Ankara threatened "unprecedented and incalculable" reprisals. Greece halted its joint exercise with Israel in protest.

Turkish activists were fully prepared, Israel troops not
Why was Israeli raider force unprepared for violent resistance?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 31, 2010

Released finally 12 hours after the event, IDF video shots do not show how soldiers armed with paint balls and pistols managed to kill 9 pro-Palestinian activists (Ankara claims 15 Turkish dead) and injure at least 34 aboard the Turkish Marmora. Of 6 injured soldiers, two are in critical condition. Prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, who is flying straight home from Canada, will have to fill in the gaps left by his official spokesmen.

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