After flotilla incident, churches call for new Israeli policy on Gaza

Gaza called "a virtual prison"

The National Council of Churches, its key mainline members and other church organizations are calling for Israel to alter its policies on the Gaza Strip after an Israeli action against an international flotilla on the high seas resulted in nine deaths, many wounded and damaged diplomatic relations.

The New York–based NCC “has strongly supported Israel’s right to exist with peace and security, but this attack on an aid convoy contributes to neither,” said General Secretary Michael Kinnamon of the May 31 confrontation in the Mediter ranean. “In fact, it undermines Israel’s standing in the community of nations.”

 

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