Saturday, July 03, 2010

Euro unions say flotilla raid probe ‘vital’

Morning Star Online, July 1, 2010

by Tom Mellen
NOT INDEPENDENT: Canada's former chief  military prosecutor  General Ken Watkin and David Trimble at the opening  session of the  Israeli commission of inquiry into last month's deadly  naval raid on a  Gaza-bound flotilla.

NOT INDEPENDENT: Canada’s former chief military prosecutor General Ken Watkin and David Trimble at the opening session of the Israeli commission of inquiry into last month’s deadly naval raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.

European trade unionists have demanded an independent probe into Tel Aviv’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla and an end to its blockade of the coastal enclave.

At a meeting in Paris the 2.5 million-strong European Mine, Chemical and Energy Workers Federation (EMCEF) threw its weight behind ongoing efforts to bring the hard-line Netanyahu administration to account for the May 31 Mavi Marmara massacre, in which Israeli commandos gunned down nine Turkish civilians.

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