Israeli army probing suspected theft of computers from aid flotilla
Israeli military police are investigating whether soldiers looted laptop computers from an aid flotilla stopped by Israeli commandos in May en route to the Gaza Strip, an Israeli military spokesman said Thursday.
Israel was internationally condemned for the takeover of the ships, in which eight Turkish nationals and one US citizen of Turkish descent were killed.
According to the Jerusalem Post daily, one of the suspects is an officer with the rank of lieutenant, who allegedly stole between four and six computers from ships boarded by the Israeli Navy on May 31.
The officer then supposedly sold the computers to another soldier, who in turn sold them to friends of his.
The military spokesman in Tel Aviv said it was however unclear whether the stolen equipment originated from one of the ships in the aid flotilla.
"The matter is currently being investigated by the military police criminal investigation department and we cannot therefore provide any further details at the present time," the spokesman told the German Press Agency dpa.