ICC prosecutor ordered to reexamine deadly Gaza flotilla incident

Appellate judges in the Hague reject Fatou Bensouda’s decision to close case into IDF’s 2010 takeover of Mavi Marmara, in which 10 violent pro-Hamas activists were killed

By Mike Corder
2 September 2019

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges on Monday ordered the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor to reconsider again her refusal to open a formal investigation into the 2010 storming by Israeli forces of a blockade-busting flotilla heading to the Gaza strip.

Presiding Judge Solomy Bossa ordered prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to decide by December 2 whether or not to open a formal probe. The 3-2 majority ruling by the court’s appeals chamber is the latest step in a long legal battle to bring the case before the court.

Bensouda earlier declined a request by the Indian Ocean island nation of Comoros to investigate the May 31, 2010, takeover of a vessel in the flotilla, which was sailing under a Comoros flag.

Israel is not a member state of the court but its nationals could face charges if Bensouda opens an investigation.

Read more at https://www.timesofisrael.com/icc-prosecutor-ordered-to-reexamine-deadly-gaza-flotilla-incident