Israeli Peace Group Calls for New Flotilla Probe

HeadlineJul 01, 2010

An Israeli peace group is calling for the dismantling of the Israeli government commission examining Israel’s deadly raid on the Free Gaza Movement’s Freedom Flotilla that killed nine people. Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery of the group Gush Shalom says the inquiry is too limited in scope.

Uri Avnery: “The most important one is how did the government decide on this action and how this action was actually implemented. This remains outside the terms of reference of the commission, and therefore we shall go on with our petition to the Supreme Court to disband this commission and to appoint a state commission of inquiry.”

The first shipment of aid seized from the flotilla began arriving in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday under an agreement with the UN to distribute the goods.

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