The Prime Minster's Office and the defense establishment are currently
weighing the option of whether or not to institute a National Commission
of Inquiry which would investigate this week's IDF flotilla raid, Army
Radio reported Thursday.
The US suggested that Israel establish an inquiry team which would be
lead by an internationally recognized judge, and which would also host
an American representative.
IDF sources said Thursday morning that it is important to differentiate
between an internal investigation and establishing a National Commission
of Inquiry. "An intermediate situation is not ideal, and will likely
lead to conflicting results," the IDF sources said.
A final decision will likely be delivered in the next few days.