[QODLink]
Inside Story
Outsourcing the Gaza blockade
Is Greece helping Israel enforce the siege by banning the Freedom Flotilla 2 from leaving its ports?
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2011 11:21



The Greek Coast Guard has arrested the captain of a boat headed for Gaza. The Audacity of Hope - the flagship vessel in a flotilla delivering aid to Gaza - was carrying 3,000 letters of support for Palestinians.

The ship set sail on Friday defying Greece's ban on all ships heading to Gaza leaving their ports. Greek authorities accuse it of setting sail without permission and endangering the lives of passengers.
 
So, is Israel outsourcing its blockade to Greece? And does the move signal a shift in relations between the two countries?
 
Inside Story, with presenter Sohail Rahman, discusses with guests: Huwaida Arraf, the chairperson of the Free Gaza Movement International Flotilla Committee; Akiva Eldar, the chief political correspondent for Haaretz newspaper; and Mustapha Barghouthi, the general-secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative.

This episode of Inside Story aired on Sunday, July 3, 2011.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Swathes of the British electorate continue to show discontent with all things European, including immigration.
Astronomers have captured images of primordial galaxies that helped light up the cosmos after the Big Bang.
Critics assail British photographer's portrayal of indigenous people, but he says he's highlighting their plight.
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
Featured
No one convicted after 58 people gunned down in cold blood in 2009 in the country's worst political mass killing.
While hosting the World Internet Conference, China tries Tiananmen activist for leaking 'state secrets' to US website.
Once staunchly anti-immigrant, some observers say the conservative US state could lead the way in documenting migrants.
NGOs say women without formal documentation are being imprisoned after giving birth in Malaysia.
Public stripping and assault of woman and rival protests thereafter highlight Kenya's gender-relations divide.