Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi on Wednesday at the
Turkel Committee said that he is proud of the soldiers who were on the Mavi Marmara, their use of force was
proportional and that they engaged who they were required to.
decision to avoid the summoning of commanders is true," Ashkenazi told the panel. "One should allow
the soldiers and commanders to prepare for the challenges ahead, so I
will represent them. The IDF is a transparently controlled organization
which studies from its mistakes and is committed to examine its actions
and investigate every operation. I focused mainly in investigating the
Shayetet's actions on the Marmara as soon as the raid began."