"All free people and governments of the world need to condemn the Israeli crimes and put an end to them
It is necessary for international communities to condemn the catastrophic incident and to send more aid convoys in order to break the siege and save the people of Gaza from the inhumane pressures."
"Today, the Zionist regime is approaching its end as a terrorist regime,"
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
President Chavez has backed increased pressure on Israel as a result of this and has also backed the sending of more aid flotillas to help the impoverished people of Gaza.