Bibi Ignored Flotilla Raid Dangers: Report

By Haaretz

Published June 13, 2012.
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The decision-making process was flawed, the discussions were hurried and superficial, the National Security Council was kept in the dark, and scenarios of extreme violence were ignored – these are only some of the harsh criticisms found in the State Comptroller’s report on the government’s handling of the Turkish aid flotilla to Gaza, which took place on May 2010.

Micha Lindenstrauss’s highly critical report, released on Wednesday, stretches over 153 pages and deals with both the government’s performance in the Turkish flotilla incident and with the application of the National Security Council Law, as well as, Israel’s national propaganda apparatus.

In his report, Lindenstrauss named Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the party responsible for the incident: “The decision making process regarding the dealings with the Turkish flotilla led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and under his responsibility was found to include essential and significant flaws.”

“The prime minister’s decision-making was made without proper coordination, documentation, or preparation, despite the fact that the government, the IDF’s top officers, and senior intelligence officials were all aware that the Turkish flotilla wasn’t like the flotillas that preceded it,” the report added.

For more, go to Haaretz.com


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