U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is calling for Israel to accept international participation in an investigation of the deadly flotilla assault that killed nine activists in international waters. Israeli authorities have rejected the idea of an international tribunal and maintained they will conduct an internal investigation.


But a UN spokesman said Mr Ban still hoped for “credible international involvement” in the investigation to ensure it was “prompt, credible, impartial and transparent”.

He said they had not received an official rejection from Israel.

On Sunday Israel’s ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, told US broadcaster Fox News that Israel has the ability and the right to investigate its own military.

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