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Former IDF Intel Chief ‘Not Going to Turkey’ for Arrest

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Former IDF intelligence chief Amos Yadlin told the Reuters news service Monday evening that he has no plans to respond to the arrest warrant issued by an Istanbul court in Turkey this week.

“I will not visit Turkey, just as I won’t arrive in Syria, Iran or North Korea,” Yadlin commented.

The former military intelligence chief now heads Israel’s National Institute for Strategic Studies. He was charged in connection with his part in the military response to the violation of Israel’s territorial waters off the coast of Gaza in 2010 by a six-vessel flotilla, including the Turkish-owned Mavi Marmara.

The vessels were attempting to break Israel’s maritime blockade of Gaza, which prevents the transfer of weapons, ammunition and other contraband to Gaza terrorists. Nine armed terror activists died after attacking Israeli Navy commandos who boarded the vessel after repeated Israeli instructions to change course and head for Ashdod port were ignored.

Hana Levi Julian

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

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  1. Not all Turkish Syria, on so. People are bad it’s these revolutionaries of death adders.

  2. JEWISH BIBLE, A SNAKE HATCHES A FLYING DRAGON. Book Of the Tanikah so for my pronounce.

  3. Recep Tayyip Erdog should be arrested for killing hundreds of miners in his own country. Even the Turks hate that wannabe ayatollah.

  4. Tell the turks to shove their warrants.

  5. Tell them you’re not a Turkey and they’re not having you for Thanksgiving Dinner!

  6. We need to watch developments in Turkey ….

  7. Good for him, not to go

  8. Martin Kool says:

    Off course hè is not going to this country , for what to stand for a islamitic court!!!!

  9. Turkey’s govt is out of control

  10. Ken Man says:

    The way things are going in a Turkey that prime minister is likely to get strung up along with his henchmen

  11. shameful – being accused of a crime for trying to defend yourself

  12. Stay home. Its perfunctory.

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