31 May 2010

Turkish Green Party statement on massacre

Israel's last crime against humanity targeted humanitarian aid activists!

Pazartesi, 31 Mayýs 2010
Istanbul, 31 May 2010 - We, as Turkish Greens, strongly condemn the deadly raid against the activists on their way to Gaza with humanitarian aid. Although not confirmed yet, there are widespread concern over the increasing number of deaths, which stood at 10 at the moment. Israeli army detained the boats and since nobody can reach the group with any means, we are concerned over the activists' lives.

Although the IHH foundation (the organizing foundation) repeatedly iterated that the humanitarian aid would have been sent by the channel of Kızılay (Turkish Red Crescent), Israeli government chose not to react, and continued its blockage against Palestinian people.

This is a crime against humanity and Israeli government breached the international law by attacking civilian boats on the international sea.

The official declerations of Israeli government is far from reflecting the truth.

Isreal should lift the blockade of Gaza immediately.

We urge all European governments, as well as Turkish, to follow what Swedish, Greek and Spanish governments did. We welcomed the decision of these governments by withdrawing their ambassodors from Israel. The international community should impose sanctions until Israel stops the occupation and withdraws to the 1967 borders.

We call all European Green Party member parties for action and raise their voices against this crime against humanity.

Yeşiller Partisi

Green Party of Turkey

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