Green Party MP condemns Israeli attacks on Free Gaza Flotilla, and calls for Urgent Inquiry

The Green Party Leader, Caroline Lucas MP, has called on the Government to condemn the actions of the Israeli troops in firing on a ship carrying volunteers and medical supplies to Gaza, and to back an urgent inquiry into the incident.

In a strongly worded message to Foreign Secretary William Hague, she has demanded that he urgently contact the Israeli authorities to demand an end to the attacks, and that he ensure that Israel is held fully to acount for an illegal and unprovoked attack.

Speaking yesterday morning, she said:

“I¬†completely condemn this deadly attack on the humanitarian aid convoy. I am deeply shocked by the brutality of the assault, which has left a still unkown number of people dead and wounded. My thoughts are with the victims and their families.

“This attack is a serious infringement of the principles of international law. The Green Party calls 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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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Margam Independent Forum on June 5, 2010 at 1:19 am

    While this is a laudable stance, which I’m sure most decent-minded people support; I hardly think that the Knessett or Mr Natanyahu are going to be quaking in their boots at the thought of the UK Green Party attacking their deplorable tactics.

    Ms Lucas’ time would, in my opinion, be better spent driving home the core values of the party in fighting for a fairness agenda in this country; working for the constituency that elected her and making the Greens more publicly appealing to young voters, rather than firing off a missive against a superpower, which nobody in authority or responsibility is ever likely to read -let alone take notice of.

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