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.