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Anderson calls for EU to support Freedom Flotilla

13 September, 2016 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has called on the European Union to back the latest Freedom Flotilla bringing essential supplies to Gaza. 

The Sinn Féin MEP said; 

"The latest Freedom Flotilla is due to set sail from Barcelona tomorrow to bring essential supplies to the people of Gaza. 

"These include meat, fruit, vegetables, hygiene supplies, wheat, sugar, clothing and shoes which the people of Gaza are unable to get because of the ongoing Israeli blockade. 

"This Freedom Flotilla includes the Women's Boat to Gaza with 20 influential politicians, activists and artists including Mairead Maguire and American playwright Naomi Wallace to highlight the role played by Palestinian women. 

"I, along with dozens of other MEPs have written to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, to ask that it bring pressure to bear on Israel to allow the Freedom Flotilla free passage to Gaza."

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