A Spanish N.G.O., known as Comité de Solidaridad con la Causa Árabe (Solidarity with the Arab Cause Committe) has brought a lawsuit against eight Israelis due to the boarding of the so-called Gaza flotilla, under the auspices of Laura Aral, Manuel Espinar Tapial and David Segarra, the three Spaniards who were on board the Mavi Marmara during the Israeli assault. The lawsuit consists of accusing those eight Israelis of having committed crimes of less humanity and crimes against people and goods protected in the case of armed conflict, it was sent to the National Court (which is in charge of alleged crimes against humanity, among others) on Friday, July 23, 2010, and it can be read here (in Spanish).
The eight Israeli citizens accused by the Committe are: Binyamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister; Ehud Barak, Minister of Defense; Avigdor Lieberman, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Dan Meridor, Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy; Moshe Ya'alon, Minister of Strategic Affairs; Eli Yishai, Minister of Internal Affairs; Ze'ev Binyamin Begin, Minister without portfolio; and Eliezer Marom, commander of the Tzahal's naval branch.
This is the second time a lawsuit accusing Israel of having committed crimes against humanity is brought against the Jewish State before the Spanish National Court, being the first one about the Tzahal operation which killed Palestinian terrorist leader Salah Shehadeh (at the time member of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades) and fourteen civilians in 2002. This lawsuit is also available here (in Spanish), and it was unsuccessful.
During this summer I was and I'll be busy, but sooner or later I'll write about this new lawsuit against Israel. I already made a response to the lawsuit on the attack against Shehadeh, which is available here (in Spanish), and which I'll translate into English in this blog.
Once finished the current summer, I'll recover my usual rythm here.