A team of international experts will investigate the Israeli raid on a flotilla bound for Gaza. The UN Human Rights Council has appointed the fact-finding team to look into the incident in May, which resulted in the deaths of nine aid workers.
Israel has released findings from its own military investigation, which exonerates the commandos.
The UN panel will speak to witnesses in Israel, Gaza and Turkey.
United Nations Human Rights Council President Sihasak Phuangketkeow said: “I think it is essential to the success of this mission that the parties concerned render their full cooperation. The point here is that this is not about finger-pointing. It is about establishing the facts of what took place. Because the incident was a humanitarian tragedy, and it is in the interests of everyone, especially the families of those who lost their lives, to establish the facts.”
The incident will be further scrutinised after three Spanish people onboard the flotilla filed charges against Israel’s Prime Minister. They have compiled dossiers and are alleging illegal detention, torture and deportation.