'Activists should face inquiry '

PM says IDF 'Marmara' commandos to face internal investigation only.

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June 9, 2010 18:07
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (AP).

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Any investigation into Israel's raid of the Gaza aid flotilla should explore all the facts of the event, including who sponsored the Mavi Marmara and why there were weapons aboard the ship, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at a Tel Aviv financial conference on Wednesday.

Netanyahu added that the Israeli commandos involved in the raid will face IDF investigators only and will not be subject to any outside probe.

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The prime minister stated that he is also prepared to be personally investigated for his role in Israel's Gaza flotilla raid.


The cabinet was set to convene on Wednesday morning for a discussion on ways to set up a commission of inquiry into last week's flotilla incident.

According to Israel Radio, the cabinet was likely to mandate the establishment of an independent investigation committee that would include US observers to ensure objectivity and efficiency.

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