International law has nothing to do with an Israel-Turkey deal

05.02.2014                      05.Adar I.5774

Analyse:

International law has nothing to do with an Israel-Turkey deal

To say that Israel is bowing to Turkish claims of precedence would be to ignore the virtually unbounded world of ex gratia payments.

A Turkish official has reportedly repeated a similar statement by his government that the millions of dollars in compensation that Israel may pay Turkey to end the dispute over the May 2010 Mavi Marmara incident are based on international law and precedent….