Israel to cooperate with UN panel on flotilla attack
Israel on Monday decided to respond positively and cooperate with a proposed investigation panel to be appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, regarding the May 31 Israeli attack on the Turkish "fleet of freedom."
An Israeli source conveyed that the Israeli government agreed for the first time in its history to cooperate with an international inquiry commission to be held under UN supervision with the participation of representative from Israel and Turkey in order to clarify what really happened with the fleet of freedom.
Following the Israeli raid, which killed nine Turkish activists, the U.N. chief proposed to form the panel. He suggested the team will be headed by the former New Zealand premier Geoffrey Palmer.