We’ve just spoken to Rachel Bridgeland, a friend of Isle of Wight resident Peter Venner who was on the flotilla heading for Gaza.
She confirmed that Peter was on-board the boat, Mavi Marmara, where it’s reported that civilians on-board have been killed by Israeli forces.
No information released by Israel
VB asked her about any information about the known situation of Peter, “We’ve no idea as the Israelis aren’t releasing any information about what they’re doing. We don’t even know if they’re in the Mediterranean or if they’ve been taken to a prison camp in Israel.
“The British Government has not been able to get any information from the Israelis about the whereabouts of the 28-32 British people on-board the flotilla – Not even who has been killed, who had been wounded, or even where they are. This is nearly 24 hours later. It’s pretty poor.”
Video on Peter on-board Mavi Marmara
Press TV carried out a report of the flotilla as it was setting off on its journey. Peter was interviewed about 35 seconds in, saying that they had, “an absolute right to do it (the aid mission).”
Our thoughts are with those who have been placed in this situation, still unaware of the fate of their loved ones on-board the flotilla.