Appeals Chamber of ICC says prosecutor must reconsider whether or not to initiate an investigation into attack by Israeli forces on charity vessel Mavi Marmara in international waters on May 31, 2010.
The vessel called Al Awda, which means the return in Arabic, started its journey in Norway and is now slowly making its way towards the coast of the Gaza Strip.
The payment comes some nine months after Israel agreed to pay the families of those killed, and is aimed at restoring Turkey-Israel ties.
Seven years ago, nine Turkish citizens including one American dual citizen were killed by Israeli soldiers in international waters aboard the Mavi Marmara aid ship. A tenth victim died later.
Tensions between the two countries began to ease in June after Israel offered $20 million in compensation and an apology for the 2010 raid of the Gaza-bound ship Mavi Marmara.
The money will be distributed to the families of 10 Turkish activists who were killed by Israeli commandos who had boarded the vessel carrying humanitarian aid bound for Gaza in May 2010.
The approved deal requires Israel to pay $20 million in damages to the families of the 2010 flotilla raid victims.
Israel and Turkey reach a reconciliation deal aimed at decreasing years of high tension and restoring ties that soured after a deadly raid on a Turkish aid flotilla by Israel in 2010.
From recognition of the Jewish state to Mavi Marmara incident, Turkey and Israel have almost always come back to some form of cooperation benefiting mutual strategic interests
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal meet in Istanbul amid talk that Ankara is close to patching up a six-year rift with Israel.
As the anniversary of Mavi Marmara raid enters to its 6th year, the families of the victims and the other activists who were in the flotilla await their goal to be achieved; lifting the siege on Gaza.
Turkish and Israeli top negotiators move toward final phase of talks to resolve differences and restore ties that severely broken over 2010 Mavi Marmara incident
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