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Gaza flotilla raid 'did not break international law', Israel report concludes
01-23-2011, 08:46 PM,
Gaza flotilla raid 'did not break international law', Israel report concludes
Quote:After months of deliberation, state-appointed investigators ruled that Israeli naval commandos acted with legitimate restraint when they shot dead nine Turkish activists after intercepting a flotilla trying to reach Gaza last May.

The dead Turks were among a small group that used clubs and other crudely fashioned weapons to attack Israeli forces as they abseiled onto the deck of the vessel, the MV Mavi Marmara.

In their 245-page report, the commissioners laid the blame for the violence solely on this group, writing: "By clearly resisting capture, the Mavi Marmara had become a military objective."

"Individuals or groups do not have the right to take the law into their own hands," they added.

After facing widespread international censure, the Israeli government will hail the findings as vindication of its handling of the incident.

The commission also ruled that Israel's "maritime closure" of Gaza fell within the bounds of international law, which states that commercial and humanitarian goods must be allowed – following inspection – to enter a territory under blockade.

Turkey, whose relationship with Israel has disintegrated, responded to the report saying it was "appalled and dismayed" at the findings, adding that its own panel into the incident, which it submitted to a UN inquiry in September, had found Israel's blockade and the flotilla attack had violated international law.
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