RAMALLAH, August 2 (JMCC) - Israel has agreed in principle to the establishment of a United Nations committee of inquiry into its interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla in late May, reports the Jerusalem Post
Israel Radio reported Monday that Barak made the announcement during his recent trip to New York.Read
Former New Zealand prime minister Geoffrey Palmer was expected to head the committee along with representatives from the US, the UN, Israel and Turkey.
Turkey at this point had not officially supplied the UN secretary general with an answer regarding its stance on a UN headed inquiry committee.
The secretary general has been urging Israel to agree to the prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation conforming to international standards that the UN Security Council called for on June 1.
Israel rebuffed pressure from the UN and Turkey for an international inquiry and instead formed its own commission headed by a retired Israeli Supreme Court justice with two international observers.
the story at the Jerusalem Post