Gisha Commends the Request of the Turkel Committee for Information

Tue., September 21, 2010 – Gisha commends the Public Commission to Examine the Maritime Incident of 31.5.10 for its request for information. The request came after Gisha addressed the committee, asked to testify, and offered comprehensive information regarding the closure of Gaza and its impact on the civilian population there.

A committee whose mandate is to investigate human rights violations should take into consideration the information supplied by human rights organizations. Information from civil society and from independent sources is invaluable to the investigation of the events surrounding the flotilla.