Ship to Gaza Greece Athens, 1st July 2011
July 2, 2011 by irishingaza
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|Saturday, 02 July 2011 18:55
Ship to Gaza Greece
Athens, 1st July 2011.
Do the Israeli territorial waters reach up to the port of Piraeus /Keratsini?
An unprecedented statement of the Greek Ministry of Protection of Citizen prohibited today the
departure of all boats that are found in Greek harbours and which participate in the international
mission of solidarity for Gaza. The minister, Mr Papoutsis, with no viable technical, procedural
or legal reason, prohibited the departure of boats whether flying Greek or foreign flags, who were
intending to sail to Gaza.
The Israeli’s multileveled effort of cancellation of this international mission, that has been
undertaken for many months, found a fervent supporter in the Greek government. After the
sabotage of 2 boats in the preceding days, that did not suffice to cancel the mission, the subservient
and willing Greek government undertook and executes the dirty work that would otherwise have
been carried out by the Israeli naval forces in the waters of the sea. Aligned completely with the
Israeli orders, they did not hesitate to send ships with Greek commandos in a Greek harbour and,
with the threat of arms forced a passenger boat of the mission that had only just left the Perama/
Piraeus port, to return to Piraeus/Keratsini port. When last year, the Greek Prime Minister declared
impudently that “we have lost a part of our national sovereignty” we could not imagine that she
meant that the Israeli territorial waters reach up to Keratsini.
Those, who just the day before yesterday, willingly ceded the public fortune of the country to the
usurers, today did not hesitate to sell out the traditionally friendly attitude of the Greek society in
solidarity with the Palestinian cause.
We, from our side, want to stress that our intention and our determination to reach the besieged
Gaza is not weakened, on the contrary, it strengthens. The coordinated efforts of Israeli and Greek
government do not scare us, on the contrary, these efforts confirm that they
fear us. They fear the friendship of populations, the international solidarity, the humanitarian
sensitivity, our refusal to accept the theft of basic rights of Palestinians and our common fight for
dignity and justice.
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