U.N. Condemns Israeli Raid, Calls for Probe

June 1, 2010 04:30

Security Council calls for an ‘impartial’ investigation of Israel’s deadly raid on a flotilla taking aid to Gaza

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The U.N. Security Council called Tuesday for an impartial investigation into the Israeli attack against a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, and the immediate release of all civilians.

The statement by the council president condemned “those acts which resulted in the loss of at least 10 civilians and many wounded” and requested the immediate release of all ships and civilians held by Israel.

“The Security Council took note of the statement of the U.N. Secretary General on the need to have a full investigation into the matter and it calls for a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation conforming to international standards,” the statement said.

The news came as an Israeli defense official said it would continue to prevent aid ships from reaching Gaza, despite the bloody end to a dawn raid Monday that saw at least nine people killed.

“We will not let any ships reach Gaza and supply what has become a terrorist base threatening the heart of Israel,” deputy defense minister Matan Vilnai told public radio.


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