31 May, 2010 — Palestine Solidarity Committee
Israeli commandos descending from helicopters stormed the six-boat flotilla in the early hours of Monday morning, killing 20 while it was in international waters, about 90 miles (150km) from Gaza, where Israel has no jurisdiction
WRITE TO WILLIAM HAGUE AT THE FOREIGN OFFICE – THE UK GOVERNMENT MUST END ITS SILENCE RECALL BRITAIN’S AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL
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Dear Mr Clegg
Israeli naval forces this morning stormed a peaceful flotilla of boats delivering humanitarian aid to Gaza, and killed 20 of the unarmed civilians on board. Dozens more have been injured. Forty British nationals were on the flotilla. None of them have yet been accounted for.
Will the British government continue to maintain its complicit silence over the attack, or will it finally speak out and condemn Israel’s piracy and murder on international waters?
You had the opportunity to defend British citizens sailing with the flotilla, and demand safe passage for them and the vital aid they were carrying, but you chose not to do so.
You now have the opportunity to stand up for international law, and to lead the international community in condemning Israel’s actions and holding them to account.
I call on you to take this opportunity. Your political and moral obligations lie with those who seek to peacefully deliver aid, not with a country which repeatedly violates international law.
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