Hamas slams Greece for blocking departure of Gaza-bound flotilla

02.07.2011                      30.Siwan, 5771                      Chukat

"Friedensflottille II":

Hamas slams Greece for blocking departure of Gaza-bound flotilla

AFP quotes Hamas accusing Greece of playing into Israel's hands, after Greek government issues statement prohibiting departure of all ships bound for maritime area of Gaza.

Hamas criticized Greece on Friday for blocking the departure of the flotilla set to sail to Gaza, accusing Greece of playing into Israel’s hands, AFP reported.
AFP quotes Hamas as saying Greece’s action is “inhumane” and “contrary to international regulations and norms.”
"Barring this aid from reaching the Gaza Strip is done as a result of pressure imposed by the Zionist occupiers," the statement also said.
The Greek government issued a statement on Friday, saying that the departure of ships with Greek and foreign flags from Greek ports to the maritime area of Gaza has been prohibited. The statement explained that this is in a bid to prevent a breach of Israel’s naval blockade….