The Government of National Unity and Reconciliation in Nicaragua, condemned the criminal assault conducted by the Israeli Government against the fleet of La Libertad, composed of unarmed human rights activists on their way to Gaza on a humanitarian mission to bring relief to the Palestinian and Arab people living under the blockade of their territory.

The Government of Nicaragua emphasizes the illegality of the act committed by Israel in international waters in violation of the Law

International Law and International Humanitarian Law.

Also, the Companion Commander Daniel Ortega Saavedra, President of the Republic, on behalf of his people and the Government wishes to express its sympathy and deepest condolences to the families of the victims and the governments of countries whose citizens have been killed, and makes a call for the release of the remaining members of the flotilla, detained by the Government of Israel.

The Government of Nicaragua reaffirms its unconditional support for the Palestinian people’s struggle to achieve their inalienable right to live in peace and security in their own territory, their right has been violated by more than sixty years by the occupying power, and joins international condemnation at the same time required to lift the inhumane blockade to the Gaza Strip.

The Government of Nicaragua, suspended from this date, diplomatic relations with the Government of Israel.

Managua, June 1 2010.

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