On 31 May 2010 at 4.26 a.m. a flotilla of six vessels was boarded and taken over by Israeli Defense Forces 72 nautical miles from land. The vessels were carrying people and humanitarian supplies. The flotilla had been directed to change course by the Israeli forces who stated that the coast of Gaza was under a naval blockade. Nine passengers lost their lives and many others were wounded as a result of the use of force during the take-over operation by Israeli forces.
The Secretary-General established the Panel of Inquiry on the 31 May 2010 Flotilla
Incident on 2 August 2010. The Panel received and reviewed reports of the detailed
national investigations conducted by both Turkey and Israel. Turkey established a
National Commission of Inquiry to examine the facts of the incident and its legal
consequences, which provided an interim and final report to the Panel along with annexes
and related material. Israel provided the report of the independent Public Commission
that it had established to review whether the actions taken by the State of Israel had been
compatible with international law.
Please click to see the report : /rsm/files/united-nations-gaza-flotilla-report(2).pdf