Israeli Opposition Rejects Israel-Turkey Deal

Head of Israeli opposition, Isaac Herzog. (Photo: via MEMO)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff

Issac Herzog, head of the Israeli opposition stated on Monday that he rejected the Israel-Turkey deal aimed at restoring diplomatic ties.

Herzong told an Israeli radio station: “I cannot understand the Israeli agreement to compensate those who assaulted the Israeli soldiers”.

Israel and Turkey recently engaged in a deal to end the rift in diplomatic relations between the two countries, which began in 2010 when Israeli commandos attacked the Turkish Mavi Marmara which was carrying aid to Gaza. Ten crew members were killed.

The deal included $21m in compensation to the families of the Turkish activists killed and an apology for the attack in return for exchanging ambassadors, allowing Turkish aid to Gaza through an Israeli port. The lifting of the siege on Gaza, as a condition, is still not confirmed.

(Palestine Chronicle)

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