Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Confrontation between Israel Defense Forces and Activists
May 31, 2010
- The Government of Japan is shocked at the report that people aboard boats carrying supplies to the Gaza Strip were victimized as a result of confrontation with Israel Defense Forces. We deeply deplore the casualties and the injuries of many people. Japan condemns the violent acts which caused this tragic incident.
- Japan expresses its deepest condolences to the bereaved families. Japan urges that a full investigation be conducted and the situation be fully clarified.
- Japan strongly calls upon all parties concerned to refrain from activities that could set off a cycle of violence.