Saturday, June 25, 2011

Clinton opposes aid flotilla to Gaza

Last year's Turkish-flagged ship, MV Mavi Marmara, that Israeli forces attack

Source: Press TV

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed her strong opposition to the second Freedom Flotilla, claiming that it is both a 'provoking act' and 'unnecessary.'

The chief US diplomat made the remarks on Thursday as activist from more than 30 countries plan to sail aboard several ships to the Gaza Strip later this month in a bid to end the Israeli-imposed blockade on Gaza by taking humanitarian aid to the impoverished enclave, AFP reported.

"We do not believe that the flotilla is a necessary or useful effort to try to assist the people of Gaza," asserted Clinton, a staunch supporter of the Tel Aviv regime.

"And we think that it's not helpful for there to be flotillas that try to provoke actions by entering into Israeli waters and creating a situation in which the Israeli's have the right to defend themselves," she added.

The Israeli Navy has already declared that it will not allow the new flotilla to break the blockade on the impoverished Gaza Strip.

Earlier in the week, the Navy head Vice Admiral Eliezer Marom, called on world leaders to "impose all their authority to prevent the departure of this needless, provocative flotilla."

Last year on May 31, 2010, the Israeli military attacked the first Freedom Flotilla in international waters and murdered nine unarmed Turkish nationals aboard the Turkish-flagged MV Mavi Marmara, injuring about 50 other people that were part of the team on the six-ship convoy.

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