The Gaza Flotilla Incident
There has been much debate in the media about whether Turkey’s IHH is a charity or a terrorist entity. The IHH, which sponsored the ill-fated Mavi Marmara expedition to Gaza, is said by a number of credible authorities, including the French counter-terrorism magistrate Jean-Louis Brougieres, to have ties to al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. IHH spokesmen say this is an outrageous slur, and point to the group’s charitable works in, for example, Mali, Togo and Chad, where they have sent teams of physicians to treat cataract patients.
We went to the IHH headquarters in Istanbul to see what they had to say for themselves. We also ran into two of the passengers who experienced the incident and members of Naturei Karta who were at the IHH to show their support.
Here’s an edited summary of our interviews.
About 15 min.
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