Tuesday, 1 June 2010

I condemn the attack on the Free Gaza flotilla

I am deeply shocked -- although given their track record not surprised -- by the brutality of the assault by Israeli troops on the Free Gaza flotilla, which has left many people dead and wounded.

I completely condemn this deadly attack on a peaceful aid convoy.

This attack is a serious infringement of the principles of international law.

I am joining Green Party leader Caroline Lucas in calling on the UK Government, and the EU, to apply pressure to lift the ongoing blockade of Gaza, which makes essential humanitarian aid for the population of Gaza virtually impossible to deliver.

We also call for the quick establishment of an international inquiry to shed light on the circumstances of this attack.


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Poddy said...

Unbelievable attack by an out of control nation. The blockade of Gaza, which the UN described as a medieval siege, is a breathtaking act of inhumanity and this latest action underlines the need for some kind of international action. I am protesting in LOndon on Saturday and urge anyone with a conscience to do likewise. 1.30 outside Downing Street.
Re: Ed's post above. This Israeli claim that they were acting in self defence is absurd and laughable. To believe that is either to show callous indifference to real suffering or to display extraordinary ignorance of the facts.
Well done Rob for your condemnation.