BY CHARLES LEVINSON
JERUSALEM—An Israeli raid against a Gaza-bound Turkish aid ship in May that killed nine passengers was legal under international law, an Israeli commission of inquiry said in a report released Sunday.
The commission, headed by retired Supreme Court judge Yaakov Turkel, ruled that Israel’s continuing land, sea and air blockade of the Gaza Strip also complies with international law because Israel is effectively in a state of war with the territory’s rulers, who are from the Palestinian Hamas movement.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced the findings. “In my judgment there is no value or credibility to this report,” …