Three Spaniards File Charges Over Israel Flotilla Raid

Two Spanish activists and a journalist arrested in a raid by Israel on a Gaza-bound flotilla are filing charges against Israel's prime minister. The three accuse Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, six cabinet ministers and the navy commander of illegal detention, torture and deportation. The UN has meanwhile named a team of experts to investigate the raid.Earlier, Israel said it would return the three Turkish vessels it had seized during the interception on 31 May. Nine Turkish activists died when Israeli marines attacked the flotilla, sparking an international outcry. The pro-Palestinian convoy was carrying 10,000 tonnes of aid for Gaza in an attempt to break Israel's blockade of the territory. Laura Arau, Manuel Tapial and David Segarra, who were on the Mavi Marmara ship, say they were held illegally in international waters by Israeli forces, tortured and forcibly deported to Turkey. They claim the move contravened international law. Spanish courts are yet to accept the case.