Israel’s cabinet agreed on being a part of the UN committee investigation into the May 31 attack on the Mavi Marmara.The top seven ministers in Israel’s cabinet decided that it should participate in the international organization’s probe into the attacks on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla at the end of this past May.

This agreement to participate would be a number of ‘firsts’ for the state of Israel. It would mark the first time they have participated in an international examination of the activities of its military as well as, the first time they would be represented on a committee dealing with its activities.

The government will signal to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon that it agrees to such an investigation but will continue to negotiate the composition of the committee along with its mandate.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has suggested that he will pursue setting up a review panel before the actual investigation. The review panel would look at the results of current investigations by Turkish and Israeli internal probes before a full-on international investigation would commence.