PA President Mahmoud Abbas.
(photo credit: AP)
internal investigation into the Gaza flotilla raid falls short of UN
Security Council demands, said Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud
Abbas on Monday.
Jewish history here'
doesn't 'trust' Israel probe
PM wary of UN
announces raid c'tee
Abbas also said "Israel must lift the blockade ... That is our principal
and permanent demand."
He added that peace negotiations with Israel would be suspended if no
progress is made by the coming autumn.
The PA president's comments came after a meeting with French President
Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris . Asked about Israel's announcement that it
would hold an investigation under an Israeli judge and with two outside
experts, Abbas said this "does not correspond" with Security Council
demands that the Palestinians had approved.
Abbas visit to Paris was part of a trip that has already seen him in Washington
Ankara does not trust the probe either Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was quoted as saying Monday.
"We have no trust at all that Israel, a country that has carried out such an attack on a civilian convoy in international waters, will conduct an impartial investigation," AFP quoted Davutoglu as saying.
He called for an
investigation to be held "under the direct control of the United
Nations... with the participation of Turkey and Israel."
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on June 5 that the IDF raid of
the Mavi Marmara
investigated by a New Zealand-led committee
, with Israeli and Turkish