UN calls for inquiry into Gaza-bound flotilla raid

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UN calls for inquiry into Gaza aid ship raid
New York, June 6: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called for a New Zealand-led committee investigation into Israel's Gaza-bound flotilla raid.

Ban called for the commission to be lead by former New Zealand Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer, and advised that Israeli and Turkish deputies join, The Jerusalem Post reports.

The UN has handed over the proposal to Israel over the weekend, and is waiting for an official response from the country.

Earlier on Saturday, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that he supports the formation of an inquiry committee on the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) raid of the Mavi Marmara ship, as long as the soldiers who participated in the mission would not be investigated.

It is also believed that Barak backs an Israeli-led probe of the event, and if necessary, would support an international probe.

ANI

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