FILE-Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. (AP/Oded Balilty)
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is being sued in the U.S. over his nation's deadly raid of six Turkish boats trying to break Israel's blockade of Gaza in 2010, an event that still affects relations between Turkey and Israel.The Turkish parents of 19-year-old Furkan Dogan, among nine killed in the raid, sued Barak in federal court in Los Angeles on Oct. 16, claiming unlawful death and torture. Barak, Israel's defense minister at the time of the raid, was served with the papers Tuesday after he gave a speech near Los Angeles. On May 31, 2010, Israeli forces raided a Gaza-bound flotilla of mainly Turkish activists, killing eight Turks and Dogan aboard the Mavi Marmara, the largest of the six vessels in the flotilla.
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