• June 17, 2010

European parliament to vote on resolution condemning Israel

European parliament to vote on resolution condemning Israel

STRASBOURG, — The European parliament intends to vote on a draft resolution on Thursday condemning Israel’s deadly attack on Freedom Flotilla convoy and demanding an end to the blockade on the impoverished Gaza Strip.

According to Quds Press, the draft resolution is calling for taking all necessary measures to make sure that the investigation into the attack on the convoy will be transparent and impartial.

The resolution demands the European commission president and the high representative for foreign affairs to urgently submit a plan to the international quartet including mechanisms to end the siege, open the crossings and secure a maritime passage to Gaza.

It also stresses the need for restructuring the European role in the Middle East to be more politically effective and sound.