Wednesday, August 11, 2010

(NEWS) Ashkenazi: IDF Actions In Flotilla Raid Were Proportional

"In Turkel Committee testimony, IDF chief takes responsibility for interception of Gaza-bound ships, says individual officers shouldn't be summoned to testify.

In a clear break from the strategy of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi took responsibility on Wednesday for the botched flotilla raid in late May during his testimony before then Turkel Committee.

Ashkenazi told the committee that he was responsible for all IDF operations and that as the representative of the entire military there was no reason to summon additional officers or soldiers to testify before the committee."

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