An IHH activist who was on the Mavi Marmara in May 2010 joined ISIS (Daash) in Syria and was killed over the weekend in an American airstrike, according to a Globes report.
Yakup Bulent Eleniak (40), a father of two, was considered to be one of the more visible activists in the Turkish-Muslim IHH group.
Turkish media claims that Eleniak was in Syria helping the needy and providing them with food.
However, Eleniak was killed because he was residing in one of ISIS’s largest camps in Syria, which the US struck.
In May 2010, Eleniak participated in the illegal attempt to run the blockade into Gaza on the Mavi Marmara. Eleniak was not one of the IHH activists who were harmed when the IHH activists attacked IDF troops who legally boarded the ship at the time. Nine of the IHH activist were killed when they attacked the IDF troops.
IHH claims to be a humanitarian aid group. In 2008, Israel banned IHH, and in 2010 added the IHH to its terror watch list.
We waiting to see if Turkey will demand an apology and reparations from the US as a result of their airstrike.