Norway voted for UN resolution on international inquiry into Israel's boarding of the fleet of humanitarian aid to Gaza.
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- We are pleased to know that concrete steps are taken to establish an international commission of inquiry in the tragic incident and consider possible law violations. It is important that the Commission works closely with the UN Security Council and the Secretary General on this issue, "said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store.
- This is a very special situation and it requires a coordinated international monitoring, he added.
- It is important that the investigation will clarify the facts and taken for all international law aspects of the board no, "said Foreign Minister.
- It is therefore very important that the investigation will be coordinated with other UN agencies and that Israel cooperates fully with the Commission, says the foreign minister.
The resolution was passed with large majorities. Only three countries voted against the decision of the Human Rights Council. While nine European countries voted and five EU countries abstained; Italy and the Netherlands voted against the decision.