Israel Appoints Team of Experts to Review Flotilla Incident


Despite the fact that the U.N. Security Council is launching an independent inquiry into last week’s raid, Israel’s military’s chief of general staff has appointed a “team of experts” to investigate Israel’s interception of the Gaza-bound flotilla in order to “establish lessons from the event” in which nine were killed. The team will “analyze the various investigations” currently in process to determine whether the incident “met with the standards of international law.” The review, which will be overseen by two international observers (one American), is scheduled to have its results ready by July 4. [CNN, Guardian UK]