Friday, July 08, 2011

Greece ‘sold its soul’ on Gaza: Henning Mankell

 Swedish bestselling crime author Henning Mankell slams Greece for blocking the aid flotilla to Gaza as some of Sweden’s pro-Palestinian activists returned home

 ahramonline, July 7, 2011

Source: AFP

Swedish bestselling crime author Henning Mankell slammed Greece for blocking the aid flotilla to Gaza as some of Sweden’s pro-Palestinian activists returned home on Thursday.
“That we were not able to leave (for Gaza) has to do with the fact that the Greek government has sold its soul for a silver coin,” the 63-year-old writer, who was taking part in the flotilla, told reporters at the airport in Sweden’s second-largest city Gothenburg.

Greece, he was quoted by the TT news agency as saying, “has given in to Israeli threats, to American threats and didn’t let us leave, which is of course a scandal.”

“But we will come back. We won’t give up,” he added.

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