UN says Israel to submit delayed report on Gaza aid ship attack

Nine activists, including eight Turkish and one U.S. citizen of Turkish descent, were killed when Israeli forces raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in international waters on May 31.

UN says Israel to submit delayed report on Gaza aid ship attack

UN Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary General Ferhan Haq said on Wednesday that Israel would submit its report to the UN Investigation Commission regarding Israeli attack on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance to Gaza.

Haq told A.A correspondent that Turkey presented its report to the UN Commission in September, noting that Israel was expecting the final report of Turkel Commission, carrying out national investigation on the matter.

Haq said New Zealand's Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer, the chairman of the four-member investigation commission, told Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that Israel would present its report delayed.

Haq said Ban asked both Israeli government and Turkel Commission to submit the report to the commission soon.

The UN Human Rights Council set up the international fact-finding mission on June 2 to investigate violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance.

Nine activists, including eight Turkish and one U.S. citizen of Turkish descent, were killed when Israeli forces raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in international waters on May 31. Around 30 people were wounded in the attack.


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