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Bülent Yıldırım: Israel aiming for Mavi Marmara to be forgotten
The 6th hearing trial took place of the attack against the Mavi Marmara ship which was attacked in international waters by Israel, when Turkey set sail to Gaza to break the blockade on the 31st of May 2010 which led to the death of 10 people. The court has issued an arrest warrant for four Israeli officials. Before the decision hearing IHH President Bülent Yıldırım who testified at the hearing made a speech to the press.
Palestine 26.05.2014

The whole world left us on our own when we set on our path

Yıldırım said in his speech, “As we are approaching the shooting anniversary we are here on the 6th hearing of the case in regards to the Mavi Marmara. First of all, I would like to send my condolences to the families of my brothers in Soma. The pain is all of our pain and we are all upset for our brothers and sisters over there. Straight after that we are living another big pain. Our brother Uğur Süleyman Söylemez who was shot in Mavi Marmara passed away four years later on the 24th of May, which is interesting our brother said goodbye to his family on the 24 of May four years ago when the ship was leaving from Antalya Kepez. On the 24th of May he left a will. And again the day he passed away on the 24th of May his will was read in front if his grave which has touched us all.”

Yıldırım in his speech said “Because we know Israel we did not go in to the waters they have occupied, we were always 70 shaft over and our direction was towards Eygpt. For complete 7 hours we called on World televisions, the entire World was quite they left us alone in international waters. Among us there were Israeli parliament deputies, they talked, we did not think they were going to use disproportinate force against us before the eyes of the whole world,"

Our doctors treated the wounded Israeli soliders

Although there were a small number of doctors and materials aboard besides the wounded people on board the Israeli soliders were treated by Turkish doctors said Yıldırım, despite we showed them a white flag they did not stop the attack.

“Israel is aiming for Mavi Marmara to be forgotten”

In Turkey, some groups say to us when are you going to get off Mavi Marmara, we never boarded Mavi Marmara to get off. We boarded the justice foundation, freedom foundation, we defended our rights. We went to comfort the orphans, to become the voice of the oppressed. Is it possible to come down from these holy thoughts to get down from Mavi Marmara. Did you ask the murders! Why did you find the need to attack Mavi Marmara? Why did you kill the people in Mavi Marmara? But some of the evildoers hearts are Zionist and they are constantly taking side of Israel. For this reason we will never get off this ship.

Are there any other cases in the world that has this many witnesses?

“Are there any other cases in the world that has this many witnesses? We are not here to question the attack we are here to question if there is any justice? The United Nations report found Israel 100 percent in fault,” he said.

Yıldırım said, the opening of the case was late and the fact that there is no decision made, now an arrest warrant should come out.

Arrest warrant has been issued: For related news, please click here


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