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Hamas denounces Greece’s Flotilla II ban

GAZA, July 2 (KUNA) — The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) strongly condemned Saturday the Government of Greece for stopping the Freedom Flotilla II, which carries humanitarian aids, from sailing to the Israeli-sieged Gaza Strip.

Hamas said in a statement released here Saturday Greece’s decision to stop the humanitarian Flotilla is surely a result of Israeli pressure, something which violates all international laws.

Hamas called on the European Union (EU) and humanitarian organizations to pressure Greece to allow the Freedom Flotilla II to sail towards Gaza.

In its statement, the movement also urged all world countries to combat the Israeli siege on Gaza.

Greece had announced it would prevent Gaza-destined aid vessels heading to the Palestinian enclave, which outraged the organizers.

A US ship is part of the Freedom Flotilla II; carrying over 40 international activists.

Source: Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).