Ya'alon: Investigate raid on tactical level

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June 8, 2010 21:37

The navy operation to prevent a flotilla of international aid ships from breaking the Israel-imposed sea blockade on Gaza last week needs to be investigated on a tactical level, Deputy Prime Minister Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon said on Tuesday in the first sign of criticism of the operation by a top cabinet minister.

“The decision not to allow the flotilla to reach Gaza was the right decision,” Ya’alon said during a meeting with local council heads in the Knesset.

“The soldiers’ decision to open fire was made in self defense. The soldiers and commanders are deserving of praise and appreciation for their bravery…but in the same place that medals are given out it is also necessary to investigate the military planning of the operation,” he added.


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