Nicaragua suspends relations with Israel
Translation by Juan Fajardo of the official statement from
PRESS RELEASE NP-067-2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The Government of National Unity and Reconciliation in Nicaragua, condemns
the criminal assault conducted by the Israeli Government against the Freedom
flotilla, 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 International Law and
International Humanitarian Law.
Also, Compañero Comandante Daniel Ortega Saavedra, President of the
Republic, on behalf of its People and Government wishes to express his
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, a right which has been violated
by more than sixty years by the occupying power, and joins the international
condemnation that which at the same time demands the lifting of the inhuman
blockade of the Gaza Strip.
The Government of Nicaragua, suspends from this date, diplomatic relations
with the Government of Israel.
Managua, June 1 2010.
Communication and Citizenship Council Government of National Unity and