PM wary of UN flotilla inquiry proposal

Netanyahu postpones decision on investigation of IDF raid.

June 6, 2010 16:10
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu attends the week

netanyahu cabinet good 311. (photo credit: AP)

Israel will defer for further consideration UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's call for an international investigation of the boarding of the Mavi Marmara last week, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in a government session on Sunday.

"We must cautiously weigh the manner in which such an investigation will be conducted to protects the interests of the IDF and Israel," added Netanyahu.

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The prime minister's comments came as a response to the UN's statement on Saturday requesting that an international investigation be established with Israeli and Turkish deputies to examine the events that occurred on the Mavi Marmara.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had said that the IDF flotilla raid should be investigated by a New Zealand-lead committee, with Israeli and Turkish deputies join.

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