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Obama Urges Israeli PM to Get Facts on Deadly Raid

U.S. President Barack Obama has urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to find out all the facts of the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound international aid flotilla.

The two leaders spoke by telephone Monday shortly after Mr. Netanyahu canceled his visit to Washington because of the raid. They had been scheduled to meet Tuesday at the White House.

The White House said Mr. Obama expressed deep regret at the loss life in the raid and said it was important to learn all the circumstances surrounding the event.

Mr. Obama said he understood Mr. Netanyahu's decision to return to Israel immediately. The two agreed to reschedule their meeting at "the first opportunity".

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.