|The Mavi Marmara|
The Madrid-based Supreme Court has ordered arrest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ex-foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, ex-defense minister Ehud Barak, then-deputy PMs Moshe Ya'alon and Eli Yishai, and then-state minister Benny Begin. Israel's ex-Navy Commander Eliezer Marom is among the co-defendants found guilty by the Spanish judge.
An investigation was launched after Spanish activists on board Mavi Marmara filed a criminal complaint against Isareli officials involved in the raid. Earlier in June, a Spanish court dropped a five-year-old investigation into the raid. In its ruling, it left a possibility that the case could be re-opened if he came ever to Spain. But, it did not clarify what steps would be taken if he did.
The case file was eventually sent to the Supreme Court, while the investigation has made slow progress due to Israel's pressure on the investigation. The judge has sent the list of defendants to the Spanish police, demanding the start of the legal process to request a red notice for their arrest.
Judgs of the Internatipnal Crminal Court (ICC) in The Hague in July ordered the prosecutor of the court to reopen an investigation into the Israeli attack on the ship.