Ban calls for int'l raid inquiry

UN secretary general proposes New Zealand, Turkey, Israel probe raid.

ban ki-moon 311 (photo credit: AP)
ban ki-moon 311
(photo credit: AP)
The IDF flotilla raid should be investigated by a New Zealand-lead committee, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday.
Ban called for the commission to be lead by former New Zealand prime minister Geoffrey Palmer, and advised that Israeli and Turkish deputies join.
The UN-backed proposal was given to Israel over the weekend, and awaits an official Israeli response.
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Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Saturday that he supports the formation of an inquiry committee on the IDF raid of the Mavi Marmara ship, as long as the soldiers who participated in the mission would not be investigated.
Sources in Barak's office said that the defense minister backs an Israeli-led probe of the event, and if necessary, would support an international probe.