Flotilla Committee 311.
(photo credit: Moshe Milner)
The proceedings of the committee examining the IDF’s raid on the Gaza flotilla
will be made open to the public, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
Terkel Committee, which will probe the IDF raid on May 31 that left eight
Turkish citizens and one Turkish American dead, will also call on a number of
public figures to testify, including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense
Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
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controversy over the advanced ages of the three Israeli jurists that currently
make up the committee, former Supreme Court Justice Ya’acov Terkel, 75, decided
this week to appoint Hosea Gotlieb, 33, to act as the committee’s
Gotlieb, an attorney, worked under former attorney- general
Menachem Mazuz as well as a legal counselor for Justice ministers Daniel
Friedman and Yaakov Neeman. Since his appointment, Gotlieb has returned
Israel from the US, where he is studying at Harvard University.
average age of the jurists is 85, and their appointment has led to some
speculation that the government is not taking the matter of the probe
Attention has focused particularly on Shabtai Rosen, 93, who was
week and a half ago at home in his pajamas next to his Filipino
The Terkel Committee also includes two foreign observers,
Kenneth “Ken” Watkin, 56, the former Judge Advocate General of the
Forces, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Northern Ireland politician,