Trimble to take part in Israeli inquiry into flotilla raid

Former Ulster Unionist Party leader David Trimble is to take part in an Israeli investigation into last month's raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

Nine Turkish activists were killed in the operation.

Mr Trimble - a nobel peace prize winner - will join Canadian, Ken Watkin, a former judge advocate general of the armed forces, as international observers to the inquiry.

It comes as EU Foreign minister prepare to discuss the seige of Gaza at a meeting in Luxembourg later.

The White House has described the proposal to set up the inquiry as "an important step forward".

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