Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has canceled its meeting tomorrow in Washington with U.S. President Barack Obama, after the high number of casualties during the boarding of a flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists by the navy off Gaza. That risks turning into a giant boomerang on Israel interactional scenario.
It ‘important – have told the White House – now Netanyahu discover “all the facts” of what happened to the fleet in Gaza “as soon as possible.” The two leaders had a telephone conversation – said in a statement – in which Israeli Prime Minister explained the reasons for the cancellation of his visit to Washington. Obama, reported “he understood the decision to Netanyahu and was agreed to reschedule the meeting at the first opportunity ‘.” The U.S. president also expressed “deep regret for the loss of lives
Today’s incident and concern for the wounded, many of them were treated in Israeli hospitals.
The head of state expressed “dismay and alarm” to “the tragedy of the Israeli budget tonight in the waters of the Eastern Mediterranean.” George
Napolitano, in a note in his pay tribute to the victims, said he hoped that the reasons of dialogue prevail over violence, and so to avert a more serious escalation of tensions and conflicts that would affect
ruinous to the troubled and fragile peace process in the Middle East.