TUTU OFFERS GAZA ‘MERCY MISSION’
ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU VIDEO CALLS FOR HAMAS TO FREE MOHAMED. I AM WILLING TO GO TO GAZA, SAYS NOBEL PEACE-PRIZE WINNER.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the world’s most respected moral icons, has made a dramatic offer to go personally to Gaza in order to secure the release of the long-detained Mohamed Abu Muailek.
In Cape Town, Archbishop Tutu recorded a television appeal to Hamas to release Mohamed.
In his video appeal, accompanied by a letter, the Nobel Peace Prize-winner offers to go to Gaza or any other location personally if Hamas will hand him over.
The archbishop tells Hamas Gaza prime minister Ismail Haniya that this move would “enhance your stature in the outside world”.
Describng Abu Muailek as “innocent”, Archbishop Tutu notes that he had first made an appeal for the release of the militant-turned-dissident in a letter sent in May 2010.
Text of the Tutu Letter of May 27-2010