Flotilla journalists to sue Israel

Group of more than 30 reporters to demand compensation from Israeli government.

    More than 30 journalists were on board the flotilla when it was intercepted by Israel [AFP]

    An Italian journalist, Manolo Luppichini, told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz in June that his credit card was used to make NIS250 ($65) worth of purchases in Israel.

    In a statement released after their meeting, the journalists said they are demanding compensation for their losses, the return of their equipment, and an international inquiry into Israel's treatment of the reporters on board the flotilla.

    The group of more than 30 journalists includes reporters from Turkey, Spain, Germany, Lebanon, Egypt, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Several of the journalist on board the ship were from Al Jazeera.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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