The news tell us that the diplomatic relations between Isreal and Turkey are being normalized. Israel has issued an official apoplogy for the bloody raid against the activists on Ship to Gaza/The Freedom Flotilla in 2010, that took nine lives, and have agreed to compensate the victimims’ families.
The countries have stated that they will repair their relations and cooperate to improve the situation in the Palestinian territories.
Ship to Gaza Sweden welcomes the Israeli government’s acknowledgement of the criminal attack on the Mavi Marmara in 2010. We are glad to hear that the victim’s families get some compensation for their unmeasurable losses.
Nevertheless, we want to remind what the 2010 flotilla was about, and is still about for Ship to Gaza and a growing public opinion in the global community: the blockade against the civilian population on the Gaza Strip.
The apology does not improve their situation. The real improvement will come with the end of this illegal, inhuman and destructive blockade.