Gaza, ALRAY - The British authorities have stopped and questioned former Israeli navy commander Eliezer Marom upon arriving London's Heathrow Airport Monday, Ynetnews.com reported.
Marom was commander of the Israeli navy when 13 Israeli commandos committed a massacre on board the Mavi Marmara on 31 May 2010 in which nine Turkish men lost their lives.
Israeli ministry of justice would not confirm whether the former military official has been questioned about his role as commander during the Navy's raid on the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla, according to the report.
In September 2009, following Israel's 2008-2009 war on Gaza, 16 Palestinians asked a London court to issue an arrest warrant for its then-defense minister, Ehud Barak, who was on a visit to Britain.
In December 2009, a British court issued an arrest warrant for former Israeli minister Tzipi Livni, a member of the war cabinet during Operation Cast Lead, over war crimes committed in Gaza, which led her to cancel a trip to the British capital.
The Israeli website said that "being questioned while traveling in Europe has also been a concern for senior IDF officials due to lawsuits drawn up by pro-Palestinian organizations, but has never amounted to any arrests."