[On June 5, the Israel Army was on alert for assaults by Palestinians
and their supporters along the borders with Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the
Gaza Strip, Middle East Newsline reported. The army strengthened the Syrian border and dug trenches and
IHH has been identified as an Islamist group that was operating against
Israel under the guise of humanitarian activities. In May 2010, IHH, said to
be supported by the Islamist government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep
Erdogan, played a major role in the Turkish-flagged flotilla intercepted by
the Israel Navy, in which nine people were killed. In February, IHH
leaders were invited by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Teheran.
The Israeli center, regarded as the open source agency of the
intelligence community, said IHH in Jordan has been represented by an
journalist Hakan Albayrak, 43. In 1994, Albayrak was identified as the chief
of the IHH mission in Bosnia, and in 2003, he was sentenced to 15 years for
opposing Turkey's secular regime.
"In Jordan the Turkish delegation took part in a procession referred to
as the 'March of Return,' which left the village of Karameh and moved in the
direction of Allenby Bridge," the report said. "They refused to follow the
instructions issued by the Jordanian security forces, tried to force their
way towards the border, and clashed with the security forces. One
demonstrator was killed and dozens were wounded in the violent
IHH has deemed the so-called Nakba Day demonstrations a success. The
report identified as Turkish nationals those who led the procession that
battled Jordanian security forces. Five of the 28 Turks, who arrived in
Jordan from Syria, were said to have been injured.
Over the last 18 months, IHH was involved in at least three clashes with
security forces from either Egypt, Israel or Jordan. The report cited the
Viva Palestina convoy, Mavi Marmara flotilla and the recent march toward the
"Confrontations between the Turkish activists and the Jordanian security
forces — police and commandos — broke out during the first phase of the
march," the report said. "After several Palestinians were detained by the
security forces, the Turkish participants decided to march towards the
police car to rescue the detained colleagues. Jordanian commandos started
beating them and compelled them to retreat."