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NGO: US Coast Guard Evidence Shows ‘Marmara’ Case Against Ehud Barak Based On Lies

The Jerusalem Post reports: A U.S. Coastguard reports shows that part of the basis of a Mavi Marmara-related lawsuit in California against former defense minister Ehud Barak is fabricated, according to NGO Shurat Hadin – Israel Law Center.

The NGO obtained the information from the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as part of a Freedom of Information request.

In October, relatives of a US citizen who was among those killed fighting Israel Navy commandos in the 2010 Turkish-led attempt to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza filed a civil wrongful-death lawsuit in California against Barak under the Alien Tort Claims, Torture Prevention and Anti-Terrorist acts.

Furkan Dogan, a 19-year-old dual Turkish-US citizen, was shot five times aboard the Mavi Marmara, according to his lawyers, who served the complaint to Barak during a US visit in October.
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