They are protesting because the Greek authorities retain the ship where traveling with 5,000 tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza. Five activists chained to the Royal Palace in Barcelona, where Trinidad Jimenez attends an act. Spanish members of the movement heading to Gaza have occupied the headquarters of the Embassy of Spain Tuesday in Athens as a form of protest against the Greek decision prohibit the ship where traveling with humanitarian aid to continue heading to Gaza. The Ambassador of Spain in Athens, Manuel Fuerte, confirmed that about four to five people have occupied the Embassy and have declared that they intend to stay in the legation. The Willy Meyer eurodioputado, Spanish party Izquierda Unida, also confirmed this fact. About forty Spaniards have been for days aboard a boat Gernika in the port of Kolimpari, Crete, waiting to be able to sail towards Gaza to deliver humanitarian aid to the Palestinians. However, the Greek port authorities have blocked their departure, like that to the rest of the dozen of boats in other Hellenes ports with the argument that this journey can cause stress in external relations. Activists has replicated the Greek order issued last Friday to infringe Community law, international law and the new laws themselves.
Heading to Gaza recalled in a statement that despite having submitted all documentation required to sail in Kolumpari and despite all bureaucratic requirements, have been prevented from heading to the boat without any legal justification. He also reiterated the immoral and cowardly position of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Spanish), with its owner, Trinidad Jimenez, to the front, which continues to maintain in silence despite the apparent anomaly that assumes that people of Spanish citizenship see harmed their freedom of movement and that remain constantly under surveillance by two Greek patrol boats. The second freedom Flotilla, composed of a dozen of vessels with some 500 activists aboard about 45 countries, carrying 5,000 tons of humanitarian aid and planned to be in international waters to navigate these days toward Gaza, before issuing the Greek order of blocking. Chained to the Royal Palace five activists of the Organization have chained this Tuesday at the Royal Palace in Barcelona, on the occasion of the visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trinidad Jimenez, who attends inauguration of the new Secretary general of the Union for the Mediterranean, the Moroccan diplomat Youssef Amrani. As reported by heading to Gaza in a statement, the activists want to get its demand to the Minister to ensure that the so-called the freedom flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza can come to this Palestinian city. Source of the news: A group of activists bound for Gaza Spanish occupy the Embassy of Spain in Athens