Chairman of the Foreign Affairs committee Árni Þór Sigurðsson believes Iceland should review its political relationship with Israel in light of attacks made by Israeli commandos against a convoy of aid workers bound for Gaza that left at least 19 dead. A parliamentary discussion on the matter has been proposed for today’s schedule.
Árni Þór was in Madrid at the time of the attacks, and said he witnessed global dialogue on the matter give a resounding tone of condemnation for the attacks, from the United Nations and the European Union especially. In light of this reaction, Árni Þór said he believes it’s reasonable for Iceland to review its political relationship with Israel.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphéðinsson has already condemned the attacks, calling Gaza itself “one big prison”, and intends to meet with Israeli embassy officials in Oslo over the matter. Many Icelanders gathered in front of the ministry itself to protest the attacks yesterday.