Israeli Committee To Find Israel Not Guilty

Thursday January 20, 2011 13:26author by IMEMC News – 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group Report post

According to the Jerusalem Post a source who has been working closely with the Turkel Committee said on Thursday that its members were likely to find Israel innocent of war crimes when they release a report of its conclusions.

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The attack in May 2010 by Israeli forces on the Turkish ship, Mavi Marmara, in which nine Free Gaza activists were shot dead, was met with worldwide condemnation.

The ship was part of a large flotilla carrying humanitarian supplies and international activists which was prevented from reaching the people of Gaza.

Israel claimed at the time it was acting in self-defense by preventing a breach of its siege of the Gaza Strip.

In response to international calls for an independent inquiry into the killings, Israel set up its own commission of inquiry – the Turkel Committee.

A report of the committee’s conclusions will be released next Monday. It will focus on whether the blockade imposed by Israel on Gaza was legal and complied with international law.

According to the source the main conclusion will be that the way in which the IDF took control of the Mavi Marmara aid ship was in accordance with the rules of international law.

Israeli Committee To Find Israel Not Guilty – International Middle East Media Center.

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