UN calls for New Zealand-led inquiry into Israel's Gaza flotilla raid

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Tel Aviv, June 6 (ANI): United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called for a New-Zealand committee led investigation into Israel's Gaza flotilla raid.

He said that the committee should be led by New Zealand Prime Minister Geofferey Palmer and must include Israeli and Turkish deputies in an advisory role.

The UN has handed over the proposal to Israel over the weekend and is yet to receive an official response from the country.

According to the Jerusalem Post, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Saturday that he supports the formation of an inquiry committee on the IDF raid of the Mavi Marmara ship, as long as the soldiers who participated in the mission would not be investigated.

Sources in Barak's office said that the defense minister backs an Israeli-led probe of the event, and if necessary, would support an international probe, the paper said.

The Isreali defense establishment is now open to the idea of ships sailing through Gaza strip provided that they dock at (ANI)

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