(photo credit: Ron Friedman)
Turkey is calling
Israel's decision to ease the blockade on Gaza a "positive" but
"insufficient" step, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement released on Tuesday.The
security cabinet on Sunday lifted nearly three years of restrictions on
civilian goods allowed into the Gaza Strip, in the hope – according to
senior diplomatic sources – that Israel would now have international
legitimacy for the more important naval blockade, aimed at keeping out
Turkey denounced the blockade as inhumane and urged Israel to
lift it entirely, and stated that they will continue their
efforts to deliver aid
to the region.
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“Our government’s policy towards Gaza is clear,”
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at a meeting with Quartet envoy
Tony Blair soon after the security cabinet’s decision.
and Israel reached a new low last
month when Israeli commandos raided a Gaza-bound Turkish aid flotilla.
Eight Turks and one Turk wish US citizenship died in the attack.
Israel said its commandos acted in self-defense after being attacked by
the pro-Palestinian activists.