UN team in Turkey to examine Israel-attacked aid ships

A UN delegation is expected to carry out an investigation on Wednesday or Thursday in ships which Israel raided and seized on May 31 while carrying aid to Gaza.

UN team in Turkey to examine Israel-attacked aid ships

A UN delegation is expected to carry out an investigation on Wednesday or Thursday in ships which Israel raided and seized on May 31 while carrying aid to Gaza.

Ramazan Ariturk, lawyer of Turkish victims who were in Mavi Marmara ship while carrying aid to Gaza, told A.A correspondent that members of an international fact-finding mission was in Turkey to examine the Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

He said the delegation listened to those injured in the attack and the witnesses, "I think the commission is comprised of 20 people. The commission will prepare report following their talks. There are 2-3 committees in the commission," he said.

"The commission may be in southern town of Iskenderun on Wednesday or Thursday to examine the ships ''Mavi Marmara'', ''Defne Y'' and ''Gazze''," the lawyer said.

Nine people, including eight Turkish and one U.S. citizen of Turkish descent, were killed when Israeli forces raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla on May 31. Around 30 people were wounded in the attack.

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council set up the international fact-finding mission on June 2 to investigate violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance.


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