[ I guess by ‘Direct Damage’
they mean : ‘ International Outrage ]
After rejecting all calls for an international investigation Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet approved Monday the committee elected to investigate the deadly Israeli navy raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
Yet the Israeli leadership is convinced that the Freedom flotilla massacre has isolated the Zionist state internationally; however the political level remains in defiance and denial.
On May 31, Israeli navy commandos launched a deadly raid against the Gaza-bound Freedom flotilla and killed nine Turkish activists in international waters.
The International community said an international probe into the event was necessary. Israel, backed by the US and Canada, formed its own investigation committee thus rising the eyebrows of the world for Israel’s persistence in disdaining and defying the international community.
Earlier this year, the Israeli Mossad sparked a severe diplomatic row with Western states, mainly European, when it used fake passports to assassinate Hamas official Mahmoud Mabhouh in Dubai.
The head of the opposition Kadima party, Tzipi Livni, has accused Benjamin Netanyahu’s government of running away from its responsibilities and said that a public relations campaign cannot replace an effective, yet absent diplomacy.
[ … sure can’t … ]
So far, the Israeli Knesset has turned down three motions of no-confidence for Netanyahu’s government.
An international investigation into Israel’s massacre would further shatter Israel’s image particularly when Turkey can provide concrete proof that some of its nine martyrs were shot execution style at very close ranges.