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Israeli PM criticised in flotilla attack report

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Israeli PM criticised in flotilla attack report


A Israeli government report into the deadly attack on a Gaza-bound Turkish aid ship in 2010 has criticised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “decision making.”

The probe said Netanyahu’s decision-making process lacked “orderly, coordinated, authorised and documented staff work.”

Mark Regev an Israeli government spokesperson justified the attack: “It must be remembered that during the flotilla incident, Israel exercised its legitimate right for self defence, to prevent weapons reaching terrorists in Gaza.”

Israeli marines killed nine pro-Palestinian activists during a raid on the Mavi Marmara as it tried to breach Israel’s blockade of Gaza.

Following the deaths of its citizens Turkey severed ties with Israel and threatened war-crimes suits.

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