This video, from 2010, is called Israeli Peace Group Calls for New Flotilla Probe.
And now, from daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Netanyahu ‘remorseful’ for peace flotilla raid
Friday 22 March 2013
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologised today for a raid on a Gaza peace flotilla which resulted in the deaths of Turkish activists.
Benjamin Netanyahu announced the restoration of normal diplomatic relations with Turkey and expressed regret during a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed aboard the Turkish-flagged ship Mavi Marmara on May 31 2010, during an armed helicopter raid by Israeli naval commandos.
The incident severely harmed diplomatic ties between the once-close allies. Turkey withdrew its ambassador from Israel and diplomatic contacts and military co-operation were greatly scaled back.
Mr Netanyahu claimed that the “tragic results” were not intentional and Israel “expressed remorse” for the loss of life.
He cited “operational mistakes” in the disastrous raid of the flotilla while it was en route to Gaza in an attempt to bring international attention to Israel’s illegal blockade of the Palestinian territory.
See also here.
Obama brokers call between Netanyahu and Erdogan as Israel says sorry for role in 2010 naval raid that left nine Turks dead: here.
Families of the victims of an Israeli raid on the Mavi Marmara aid flotilla spoke out against compensation talks on Saturday, saying that Israel must first fully lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip: here.
Israel and Turkey restore ties with energy as a motivator: here.
Uri Avnery: Idiocracy. The reasonable thing would have been to apologize immediately to the victims’ families, pay compensation and let the whole affair simmer down. But no, not we Israelis. Because We Were In The Right. We always are. It’s in our nature. We can’t help it. Full text: here.
- Report: Israel mulling apology for ‘operational errors’ on Turkish flotilla (jta.org)
- Netanyahu rejecting apology to Turkey for now (jta.org)
- Israel fails in new effort to mend ties with Turkey (timesofisrael.com)
- Dutch FM slams Erdogan over anti-Zionist comment (timesofisrael.com)
- Report: Israel mulling apology for ‘operational errors’ on Turkish flotilla (haaretz.com)