WASHINGTON (AFP) The White House declined Tuesday to specifically condemn Israel for its raid on a humanitarian flotilla, but said it showed Middle East peace moves were now needed more than ever. Asked if President Barack Obama condemned Israel for the raid, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs stuck to the language of a United Nations Security Council statement issued late Sunday on the Israeli assault on a convoy headed to Gaza. Let me simply restate what the international community and the United States supported early this morning at the United Nations Security Council through a presidential statement, Gibbs said. The United Nations Security Council statement that I read calls for an investigation that is prompt, impartial, credible and transparent, conforming to international standards, of exactly what happened, Gibbs said. And were obviously supportive of that.