Ex-ambassador urges Israel probe of Gaza op

Michael Oren, Israel’s former ambassador to the United States, calls for the establishment of a commission of inquiry into Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip to replace the commission established by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and prevent it from trying Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague.

“We have always acted too late, and that’s why the timing on this issue is very important. The Turkel Commission (into the 2010 flotilla raid) did an excellent job, but came [into the picture] very late, so we have to act fast,” Ynet quotes Oren as saying.

He adds that such a commission investigating Operation Protective Edge should include international experts as well as Israeli ones.

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