Israel says trial in absentia against Ashkenazi, other retired senior IDF commanders is politically motivated.The trial in absentia, at an Istanbul court, of a group of former Israeli military commanders including former chief of staff Lt.-Gen. (res.) Gabi Ashkenazi, regarding the May 2010 flotilla from Turkey resumed on Thursday.
The focus was on the circumstances of the IDFs taking over the Mavi Marmara and the alleged mistreatment of the passengers. (continue reading...)(...more)