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Israel's ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Aharon Leshno Yaar, said on Tuesday that Israel is trying to delay the UN Human Rights Council's discussion on the Gaza flotilla incident.
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Leshno Yaar has asked the council to wait for reports from the Turkel Commission and the staff appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to investigate the events.
The ambassador also said, in an interview with Israel Radio, that the
council drew its conclusions about the flotilla before it began its
investigation, and Israeli cooperation would not have influenced the
Also on Israel Radio, Maj.-Gen. (ret) Giora Eiland, who led the IDF's
investigation of the flotilla incident, said that the UN Human Rights
Council's report is biased, unbalanced, and does not even try to hide
Eiland recommended that Israel prepare a legal-criminal defense that
will properly explain what happened on the Mavi Marmara.