William Hague: *”There should be an investigation or inquiry, an inquiry into the events of a week ago, with an international presence in that inquiry. And we continue to call on Israel to make sure that that happens, alongside a resolution of the current situation in Gaza allowing jobs and homes and livelihoods to be rebuilt.”*
Meanwhile, Irish passengers who were aboard the Gaza-bound Rachel Corrie aid boat are criticizing Israel for seizing the boat in international waters over the weekend.
Denis Halliday, former assistant secretary-general of the United Nations: *”The outrage of taking Irish citizens prisoner in the international waters, that is an outrage of a huge dimension. Armed men, heavily weaponed, threatening Irish citizens and Malaysian citizens, who have bought this boat for us, and the crew, excellent Filipino guys, and the captain is from Scotland—you know, we were all rounded up and treated like animals. I mean, it was not acceptable.”*