Don’t do it, you will only embolden your enemies and lose the trust of your people and the military.
And believe you me, the nutjobs will take this as an admission of guilt and hoist it upon the wall with all their plaques listing supposed illegal Israeli aggression and use it to further bash and de-legitimize the Jewish state. This is amazingly stupid if true.
Israel Offers Turkey $20 Million Over Mavi Marmara Flotilla
Compensation talks advancing over 2010 incident in which flotilla tried to illegally break blockade on terror group Hamas.
Israel has offered to pay $20 million in “compensation” to the families of Turkish citizens killed during the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla, which tried to illegally break the IDF blockade on the terror group Hamas in Gaza. Nine Turkish Islamists were killed as they violently attacked IDF soldiers who boarded their ship.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu formally apologized to Turkey last March for the soldiers’ use of force in saving their own lives. The flotilla was arranged by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) that has been been linked to Al Qaeda.
Senior Western diplomats that were briefed on the negotiations said the compensation has not been finalized, as the sides have not yet reached an agreement, reports Haaretz.