Thursday, June 03, 2010










World shock and horror widened today against the despicable, piratical and murderous

attack by Zionist Israeli storm troopers on the convoy of of peaceful humanitarian vessels

heading for Gaza with food, medical and civil aid on Monday. Major demonstrations are occurring on a daily basis in all major cities and in Dublin today, Thursday, 03.06.10, at 6pm in the city centre and again on Saturday next, 05.06.10, at 2pm. Saturday’s demonstration will be supported by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and all trade union members have been urged to attend.

The situation has increased in dramatic intensity as the only ship of the flotilla still travelling towards Gaza, the Irish vessel, MV Rachel Corrie, with peace activists on board from Ireland and Malaysia who have decided to continue their journey, has been threatened by Israel with similar

interdiction as they practiced on Monday. The Rachel Corrie will pick up more passengers, including human rights activists and journalists, before continuing their journey toward Gaza. Perdana Global Peace Organisation (PGPO) chairman, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is representing the six Malaysian passengers on board the MV Rachel Corrie, said;

“the ship is going to sail through Gaza waters and it has nothing to do with Israel.

“They are not going to Israeli waters. Why is it that these Israelis are going to block people going towards Gaza and not using Israeli’s territorial waters at all? They have no right.”

This has led to a sharp deterioration in relations between the Irish Government and Israel and a strong statement from the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Brian Cowen, T.D. demanding “absolute restraint” from Israel in regard to the “Rachel Corrie” and a statement from Foreign Minister, Micheál Martin. T.D. calling for total respect for the human rights and dignity of the passengers and crew of the vessel and that the ship be allowed to continue peacefully with its journey. Minister Martin also called for the end to Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza as demanded by UN Security Council resolution 1860 of 2009.

Zionist Israel continues to defy the United Nations having rejected the Security Council’s Tuesday demand for an impartial and international inquiry into the events of last Monday.

And in a belligerent speech on Israel TV today, hard-line Zionist premier Netanyahu continued to defend Israeli piracy and murder and rejected world demands that his government cease its illegal, inhumane and genocidal blockade of the people of Gaza. The Zionist pirates may think they can go on for ever defying international law but they may soon get a rude awakening as to the vulnerability of their real position as the International Federation of Transport Unions will consider this weekend a proposal to declare a blockade of all Israeli shipping attempting to land at European ports and the prevention of Israeli civilian aircraft landing anywhere in Europe. Two can play at the boycott game and we Irish know well how to do it as we invented boycott during the Irish Land War of the 1880’s.

It has just been announced on Irish National Television (RTÉ) that Shane Dillon, Irish peace activist who was on board the Turkish vessel “Mavi Marmara” when the Israeli pirates attacked and has this evening just arrived back in Dublin, has said that the international hostages seized by Israel were attacked with rifle butts in indiscriminate fashion by the Zionist troops contrary to the lies being broadcast by the Israeli Government spokespeople that the ship’s passengers attacked first. Mr Dillon, a qualified mariner and marine officer of the Irish merchant marine also stated that the Israeli forces deprived them of food, sleep and medical treatment for their injuries when they were forcibly taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod and later Beersheba concentration camp in the Negev desert. This is further gross violation of the Hague and Geneva conventions on rules of conflict and all human rights provisions of international law.


Áth Cliath/Dublin, Meitheamh/June 03 ,2010.

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