Thursday, July 29, 2010

David Cameron faces Israeli storm over Gaza comments

David Cameron was embroiled in an angry diplomatic row with Israel tonight after describing the Gaza Strip as a prison camp for its 1.5 million Palestinian residents. The prime minister drew fire at home and in Israel for remarks he made in Turkey about the need to further ease the blockade of the coastal territory, following the lifting of some restrictions last month. But Arabs and many others will agree wholeheartedly with his words. "The situation in Gaza has to change," he told businessmen in Ankara. "Humanitarian goods and people must flow in both directions. Gaza cannot and must not be allowed to remain a prison camp."
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- The Guardian

1 comment:

  1. I have to say that I'm surprised that Cameron did not retract his criticism of Gaza blockade. On the contrary he isisted that one should speak frankly about those issues. Not bad for a politician..