IDF Chief of General
Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi on Monday announced that he had appointed former
the National Security Council Maj.-Gen. (res.) Giora Eiland to head a
experts set up to investigate the Mavi Marmara raid.
Eiland will collect testimonies from all of
officers involved in the Marmara operation including Ashkenazi, head of
Vice-Admiral Eli Marom and commanders of Shayetet, the Navy’s elite
The panel will submit
findings to Ashkenazi by July 4. The lack of intelligence received by Shayetet commandos regarding the trained mercenaries waiting on-board for them will be of a key focus of the inquiry.