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    • 13.06.12 | 13:41 (IDT)

    Netanyahu ordered the murder of the 8Turkish and 1 American civilians thinking it would give him leverage when he visited the White House the following day. There was no valid reason to raid the flotilla when they did other than the belief by Netanyahu that it would improve his position in negotiations with Obama which at the time were leading towards a withdrawal by Israel to behind the greenline.

    from the article: State Comptroller report: Netanyahu inadequately heeded IDF warnings ahead of Gaza flotilla raid
    First published 10:26 13.06.12 | Last updated 10:26 13.06.12
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