[Rushtalk] South Arica Follows Suit with Spain, Issues Arrest Warrant for Israeli Officials

Carl Spitzer lynux at keepandbeararms.com
Sat Nov 28 16:27:09 MST 2015

How soon they forget the BDS movement turned South Africa over to the
communists and now they wish to turn israel over to suicide

South Arica Follows Suit with Spain, Issues Arrest Warrant for
Israeli Officials


        IMEMC News & Agencies | November 18, 2015

South Africa issued, on Tuesday, an arrest warrant against four Israeli
officials over their role in deadly attacks on pro-Palestinian
international activists.

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Against the Israeli occupation in
Africa said, in a statement: “South Africa’s Directorate of the Priority
Crimes Investigation Unit has issued warrants of arrest against four
Israeli commanders from the Israeli Navy and Israeli Defense Forces.”

According to Days of Palestine, the statement announced arrest warrants
issued against former Israeli chief of staff Lieutenant General Gabi
Ashkenazi, former Navy commander Major General Eliezer Marom, former
head of Military Intelligence Major General Amos Yadlin and former head
of Air Force intelligence Brigadier General Avishay Levy.

“This decision,” African BDS said, “follows a four-year-long case
involving a South African journalist, Gadija Davids, who was on board
the Mavi Marmara when it was attacked by Israeli commandoes while in
international waters in 2010.

“Davids laid her first complaint with the South African Police Services
and South Africa’s National Prosecutions Authority in January 2011.

“In November 2012, South Africa’s Priority Crimes Litigation Unit, found
that the case met the necessary jurisdictional requirements and that
reasonable grounds exist to investigate the alleged crimes that were
committed during the Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara.”

Arrest in Spain

Just days ago, a Spanish judge reopened a case that, theoretically,
could lead to the arrest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defence
Minister Moshe Ya’alon, MK Benny Begin and several former top Israeli
officials over their role in the same incident.

Three Spanish citizens aboard Mavi Marmara had originally filed a
lawsuit against the Israeli occupation in 2010, but the court decided it
no longer had the authority to prosecute foreign nationals for alleged
crimes committed outside of Spain.

In recent days, Judge Jose de la Mata found a legal loophole that
allowed him to relaunch the case against Netanyahu and the other
Israelis if they entered Spanish territory.


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