Int'l inquiry over flotilla episode in debate in Israel

10:47, June 08, 2010      

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by David Harris

Most Israeli politicians consider their country should not allow an international inquiry into last week's events on board a Turkish ship that killed at least nine people.

However, seven Israeli cabinet ministers, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have begun to ponder over the proposal for an international panel since Sunday night. Their deliberations continued into Monday.

While many Israelis fear that any investigation without their control will prove to be a witch hunt, some analysts suggested that Israel should cooperate with such an international investigation panel.

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Much of the global media is reporting Monday that Netanyahu rejected the idea raised by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. However, Israel insists it has not rejected the idea but wants time to consider it in details.



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