Gareth Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre
Foreign minister Julie Bishop’s Canberra office has no information concerning the fate of Australian citizen Chris Graham, who was aboard the Gaza Freedom Flotilla’s Al Awda when it was aggressively boarded in international waters 49 nautical miles offshore by the Israeli navy.
It is reported that the crew was tightly handcuffed with nylon restraints, tasered, roughed up and imprisoned in Ashdod.
Bishop’s spokesman told me to put my question in writing as he had nothing to say about Chris Graham.
I pointed out that this indicated a complete lack of interest by the minister in an Australian being the victim of Israeli piracy.
Please call Bishop’s office and rattle them: 6277 7500.