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Ex-Israeli PM sued over flotilla raid that killed American

Ex-Israeli PM sued in US over 2010 flotilla raid that killed American, 8 Turks

Ex-Israeli PM sued over flotilla raid that killed American

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is being sued in the U.S. over his nation's deadly raid of six Turkish boats trying to break Israel's blockage of Gaza in 2010.

The Turkish parents of 19-year-old Furkan Dogan, among nine killed in the raid, sued Barak in federal court in Los Angeles on Oct. 16. The parents' attorneys say Barak was served Tuesday after giving a speech near Los Angeles.

The attorneys say Barak is a war criminal and that Dogan's family deserves justice.

Dogan was killed May 31, 2010, when Israeli forces raided a Gaza-bound flotilla, killing eight Turks and Dogan, a U.S. citizen living in Turkey. The United Nations found the deaths "unacceptable."

The Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles couldn't immediately provide a contact for Barak, who is still in the area.


Updated : 2021-09-22 02:35 GMT+08:00