Israel, rejecting a U.N. move for an international investigation, proposed on Thursday an Israeli inquiry with the participation of foreign observers into its deadly raid of a Gaza-bound Turkish ship. Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman told Israel Radio: "I am in favor of an investigation. We have enough high-level legal experts ... if they want to take on observers from the outside, they can invite observers."
He added: "I propose we use South Korea as an example." It should be mentioned that an investigation was launched by Seoul that included experts from the United States, Australia, Britain and Sweden, after the sinking of one of its warships in March.
On his part, Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz told Army Radio: "There is a need for an investigation to draw lessons."