Press conference in support of Freedom Flotilla III in Brusells

News Created 24/6 2015 at 23:03

During today's plenary session in the European Parliament, GUE/NGL MEPs expressed their solidarity with the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and called on Israel to end the naval blockade as the third Flotilla makes its way to Gaza to deliver humanitarian aid to the people there. MEPs also demanded that the Flotilla be given safe passage.

Spanish MEP Estefania Torres, who joined the Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) as it set sail from its final European port in Greece, said:  "I decided take part in this third Flotilla because we, as European representatives, cannot keep silent while Gaza suffers the dramatic consequences of eight years of blockade".

GUE/NGL MEPs have also signed an open letter to EU High Representative Federica Mogherini calling for Israel to end its illegal siege of Gaza.