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UN Security Council to investigate Israel

Reiterated desire for regular flow of goods and people into Gaza


After a 12-hour emergency meeting on Monday, the UN Security Council emerged to call for a “prompt, impartial, credible, and transparent investigation” into the Israeli raid on a group of Gaza-bound aid ships on Monday. The raid, which saw nine killed and dozens injured, kicked off when Israeli troops landed on the largest boat in the floatilla, which was carrying 679 protestors as well as aid supplies off the coast of Gaza. On Tuesday, retired general Shlomo Brom defended Israeli troops, claiming “they were not prepared for what awaited them on deck” and had no choice but to defend themselves. Meanwhile, hundreds of activists who were taken off the boats remain in detention, after refusing to identify themselves to Israeli authorities.

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