UNITED NATIONS— Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Israel
on Tuesday to agree to international participation in an investigation
into its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
spokesman Farhan Haq said Ban wants to underscore that "credible
international involvement is crucial to a prompt, credible, impartial
and transparent investigation."
"The secretary-general understands that Israel
is still considering how and if to bring an international element into
the investigative process," Haq said.