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Israel - Flotilla Inquiry Suggests Legal Reforms

Published on: February 6, 2013 10:21 AM
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An Israeli patrol boat is silhouetted against the backdrop of a large civilian vessel as Israeli Navy soldiers raid on a ship as the Israeli Navy intercept peace boats headed for Gaza early 31 May 2010 in the Mediterranean sea. EPA/URIEL SINAI/POOLAn Israeli patrol boat is silhouetted against the backdrop of a large civilian vessel as Israeli Navy soldiers raid on a ship as the Israeli Navy intercept peace boats headed for Gaza early 31 May 2010 in the Mediterranean sea. EPA/URIEL SINAI/POOL

Israel - A commission tasked with probing the 2010 deadly Israeli naval raid on a Gaza-bound ship has recommended several legal reforms to improve the conduct of military investigations.

Nine pro-Palestinian Turkish activists were killed on May 31, 2010, after Israeli commandos stormed a flotilla trying to breach Israel’s blockade of Gaza.

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The Israeli commission’s first report on the raid dealt with the bloodshed onboard and cleared the military and government of any wrongdoing.

A second report was released on Wednesday.

It focuses on improving effectiveness and oversight of military investigations and recommends that high-ranking officers and civilian leaders should be held responsible for not doing enough to prevent illegal actions.

Sarit Michaeli, a spokeswoman for the Israeli rights group B’Tselem, says that if implemented, the recommendations would be “incredibly important.”


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 Feb 06, 2013 at 11:58 AM Yidaleh Says:

blame the police not the thief!

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