Ban to continue efforts for international panel to probe flotilla incident
18/06/2010

The urgency of addressing the situation in Gaza in the aftermath of the flotilla incident is among matters at the forefront of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's concerns.

He told reporters Friday he's encouraged that the Israeli government is reviewing its policy, and by its recent decision to allow more goods.

But he says much more is required to really meet the needs of the people.
And he continues to call for a fundamental change in the policies that apply to Gaza.

With respect to an inquiry into the flotilla incident.

"Israel, as you know, has announced the formation of a public Commission. Indeed, a thorough Israeli investigation is important. As you know, the Security Council called for a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation conforming to international standards. I have proposed an international panel, under the aegis of a third party and in which both Turkey and Israel would actively participate. I will continue my efforts to achieve this."

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

This is Donn Bobb reporting for United Nations Radio.
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
"Israel, as you know, has announced the formation of a public Commission. Indeed, a thorough Israeli investigation is important. As you know, the Security Council called for a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation conforming to international standards. I have proposed an international panel, under the aegis of a third party and in which both Turkey and Israel would actively participate. I will continue my efforts to achieve this."
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