Emily has also written to the Foreign Secretary to express her grave concern about the attack by Israeli forces of the flotilla of boats trying to bring aid into Gaza.


On the day of the attack Emily spoke to Alistair Burt, Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for the Middle East, to protest about the Israeli actions and seek information regarding her constituent Alex Harrison who was on board one of the boats.

Emily said: “The use of force on the flotilla by Israel was grossly disproportionate and excessive -; as well as being in my view counterproductive. We need an independent investigation into these events. This appalling incident highlights the urgent need for an end to the blockade of Gaza which is the cause of great suffering for its people”

Emily Thornberry has also added her name to Early Day Motion 127 which calls for an impartial and transparent investigation.

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