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3 Jun, 2010 16:18

“It is very clear who is the aggressor here”

The spokesman for the Israeli Prime Minister, Mark Regev, and former Foreign Minister of the Palestinian Autonomy Nabil Shaath debated on the fallout from the Gaza flotilla attack live on RT.

“Israel is held to a standard no one else is held to,” Regev observed, while Shaath recalled that Israel was fully informed that there were no weapons onboard the Gaza flotilla and yet the Israeli army attacked the ship in international waters.

“It is very clear who is the aggressor here. It is a case that has its roots in the siege. The siege of Gaza has to end and 1.5 million Palestinians must get a chance to a decent life,” Shaath declared.

“The naval blockade has to continue. If we did not have a naval blockade you would have missiles coming in to the Gaza Strip and missiles that arrive one day will be shot at Israel the next day,” Regev said, adding that the people on one of the ships had provoked the violence.

Israeli deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon stressed that Israel has nothing to hide regarding the raid.

“Actually we are eager to expose all the details, especially about the organisation the IHH, which is an extreme Islamist organization, and everything else [regarding the raid],” Ayalon told RT.

Gilad Atzmon, a British writer and musician who was born in Israel and served in the Israeli army, believes that the raid will lead the world to “see what Israel is all about”.

“They are convinced that the more people they kill, the more people will be deterred to jeopardise what they regard as their security,” Atzmon told RT.