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Slovakia is seriously concerned over the forceful takeover of the flotilla sailing to Gaza

Slovakia is seriously concerned over the forceful takeover of the flotilla sailing to Gaza

2.6.2010

Bratislava (1st June) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic is seriously concerned over the incident of the forceful takeover of the flotilla sailing to Gaza with humanitarian assistance by the Israeli Navy last Monday and expresses deep sorrow over the loss of lives and injuries. We offer our heartfelt condolences to all relatives. We underline the need for an earliest thorough investigation into the circumstances of this tragic incident. We call upon all parties concerned to exercise an utmost restraint with the aim to calm down the situation and avoid further escalation. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic continues to be concerned over the situation in Gaza and calls for the swift opening of the border crossings, which would allow for an unimpeded flow of humanitarian assistance to Gaza. We believe that despite this tragic incident the indirect peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian representatives will continue.