Netanyahu rebuffs UN probe of Gaza flotilla raid

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Washington, June 7 (ANI): Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rebuffed a proposal from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to have an international panel investigate last week's deadly Gaza flotilla raid.

UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon proposed a panel headed by former New Zealand Prime Minister Jeffrey Palmer, along with Israeli and Turkish representatives, but Netanyahu expressed concern about a rush to judgment, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

"Nothing was finalized, and nothing was decided," said an official.

The prime minister said "that all decisions have to be taken calmly, and not under the pressure of events."

The US and other countries have pressed for an impartial investigation of the incident. Many Israelis reject the idea of an international investigation. (ANI)

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