Just weeks after Western nations slam Iran over their human rights record, Israel’s prime minister tells activists to focus their energies — and flotillas — there:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called on human rights activists who participate in Gaza-bound flotillas to sail to Tehran instead, where he says real human rights violations exist.
“I call on all human rights activists in the world – go to Tehran, that’s where there is a human rights violation,” said Netanyahu during his meeting with the Austrian Chancellor, Werner Faymann, in which he discussed Israel’s ease of the Gaza blockade and flotillas planning on breaching Israel’s Gaza blockade.
“Today, after we lifted the civilian blockade of Gaza there is no reason or justification for further flotillas,” he said. “These flotillas are organized by those who oppose peace, not those who support it. These people just want to break the security blockade.”