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Israeli legal experts have poured scorn on details of a proposed inquiry to examine last week’s military raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla that resulted in the deaths of nine people.

After a marathon meeting of his inner cabinet that approved the inquiry’s terms, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was last night waiting for the consent of US President Barack Obama before making an announcement.

According to Israeli media, the inquiry’s panel will include several leading Israeli maritime law experts and two foreign observers, but will have no power to compel witnesses to appear and its findings will have no legal effect.

The inquiry will also not be allowed to interrogate the soldiers or officers who took part in the raid.

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