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UN body names team to probe Israeli raid on Gaza aid flotilla

HAARETZ.com (via Reuters)

July 23, 2010 | 8:30 am

The UN Human Rights Council appointed a team of international experts on Friday to investigate a raid by Israeli commandos on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May.

The fact-finding team comprises three independent experts - Sir Desmond de Silva (Britain), Karl Hudson-Phillips (Trinidad and Tobago) and Mary Shanthi Dairiam (Malaysia) - a UN statement said.

The 47-member forum voted to set up the inquiry last month to look into what it called violations of international law in Israel’s raid on a Gaza bound aid flotilla, during which nine Turkish pro-Palestinian activists were killed.

Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

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