Israel rejects moves for international commission over flotilla raid
Israel's ambassador to the U.S. on Sunday said his country rejects the idea of a having an international commission look into Israel's deadly raid on a Turkish aid flotilla. Ambassador Michael Oren told "Fox News Sunday" that Israel has the ability and the right to investigate its own military. According to him, Israel will not apologize for the incident.
"We are rejecting an international commission. We are discussing with the Obama administration a way in which our inquiry will take place," Oren said.
Earlier, Israel's prime minister claimed that the Turkish activists who battled Israeli naval commandos had prepared for the fight ahead of time — boarding the ship separately from other passengers after they organized and equipped themselves. According to the AP, Netanyahu told his Cabinet that "dozens of thugs" from "an extremist, terrorism-supporting" organization had readied themselves for the arrival of the naval commandos. Netanyahu did not say where the information came from.