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Irish Rachel Corrie Deportees Vow To Return, Call For International Inquiry And Boycott Campaign

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | feature author Tuesday June 08, 2010 04:48author by Kev - IPSC Report this post to the editors

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The deportees back on Irish soil

Today family, friends and supporters welcomed home the five Irish MV Rachel Corrie passengers who were this morning deported from Israel. The five – Denis Halliday, Mairead Maguire, Fiona Thompson, Derek Graham and Jenny Graham – were greeted in Dublin airport by cheers and hugs from the assembled crowd who were there to salute their bravery, as well as a large media presence.

Following their safe arrival back on Irish soil, Mr. Halliday, Ms. Maguire and Mr. Graham addressed a press conference hosted by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) in the Central Hotel. Full audio from the press conference is available here: http://tinyurl.com/27rb46b

Ms. Maguire spoke of her motivations for taking part in the Freedom Flotilla which sought to bring much needed humanitarian aid and supplies into Gaza by breaking the illegal Israeli blockade. Ms Maguire said: “Israel is carrying out a slow genocide against the Palestinian people. It engages in collective punishment and practices apartheid policies worse than those of South Africa. For these reasons, we set out to break the three-year-old illegal siege of Gaza, to try and help ease this unspeakable suffering in a small but symbolic way by bringing humanitarian aid. Unfortunately we never made it to Gaza as we were boarded illegally in international waters and taken at the point of a gun to Israel. However, we say to the people of Gaza, we will be back. We will treble our efforts, we will not rest until the siege is lifted, the occupation of Palestine is ended and Palestinians have the right to self-determination. We will not be silent, and we will not be stopped.”

Mr. Graham, who was First Mate on the Rachel Corrie, recounted the boarding of the ship by the Israeli navy and the events leading up to it, and thanked the IPSC and the Irish media for the support and coverage they had given the Rachel Corrie mission, which he said he felt was crucial in ensuring their safety.

Mr. Halliday urged the Irish government, along with the EU, the US and especially the United Nations to take action against Israel. He also called for an independent international inquiry into the Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara which left at least 9 people dead last Monday, something which Israel has rejected.

The other two passengers, Ms. Thompson and Mrs. Graham were praised by the speakers. It also emerged that Ms. Thompson, a documentary-maker, had managed to securely smuggle out five video tapes documenting their voyage from leaving Malta up until the Israeli boats approached the Rachel Corrie. However, the Israelis stolen her camera, which is her livelihood.

Freda Hughes, chairing the meeting on behalf of the IPSC, called for an intensification of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. She said: “Some of the parties involved in the flotilla are looking towards building another one. However, flotillas alone will not end Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people. To that end the IPSC calls on the people of Ireland to carry out an economic boycott against Israel, for Irish multinational CRH and French multinational Veolia to divest from Israel where they are involved in building the apartheid wall and Jerusalem Light Rail respectively, and for the Irish government to pursue sanctions on the rogue state of Israel until such time as it complies fully with its obligations under international law and ends its apartheid regime”

All the speakers expressed their condolences to the families and friends of those who were murdered by Israeli commandos last Monday on board the Mavi Marmara aid ship.

Final deportee Al Mahdi Al Harati to return tomorrow

Al Mahdi Al Harati, will be the final Irish flotilla member to return to Ireland. He will be arriving in Dublin Airport tomorrow at 1.45pm, and there will be a welcoming for him. The IPSC encourages our supporters to go and welcome him home.

Related Link: http://www.ipsc.ie/flotilla

L-R: Frea Hughes (IPSC), Derek Graham, Mairead Maguire & Denis Halliday
L-R: Frea Hughes (IPSC), Derek Graham, Mairead Maguire & Denis Halliday

Jenny Graham (foreground) and Fiona Thompson
Jenny Graham (foreground) and Fiona Thompson

http://www.ipsc.ie/multimedia/IPSC_Press_Conference_07-06-2010_(DerekGraham_DenisHalliday_MaireadMaguire_FredaHughes).mp3

Audio of Press Conference

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   just a thought     opus diablos    Mon Jun 07, 2010 23:18 
   IPSC Dublin branch meeting     Ronan OD    Mon Jun 07, 2010 23:22 
   you lift our spirits     old codger    Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:45 
   Ken O’Keefe, Irish, Palesinian, world citizen - building a PEACE ARMY     Dunk    Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:18 
   The Rachel Corry, Something Dodgy     Jamie    Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:52 
   Mairead Maguire: Gaza situation a 'SLOW GENOCIDE' + Irish Freedom Flotilla 2 in @ 6 to 8 weeks     Rachel Corrie 2, 3, 4.............. THE SIEGE WILL BE BROKEN    Tue Jun 08, 2010 20:59 
   RACHEL CORRIE, Jamie     opus diablos    Tue Jun 08, 2010 21:16 
   REALLY POOR...     opus diablos    Tue Jun 08, 2010 22:26 
   Civilisation Embarrassed     Art    Wed Jun 09, 2010 00:19 
 10   Last Irish Freedom Flotilla deportee, Al Mahdi Al Harati, arrives home safely     Kev    Wed Jun 09, 2010 00:45 
 11   Where's my money?     Idea    Thu Jun 10, 2010 17:09 
 12   Idea     opus diablos    Thu Jun 10, 2010 18:45 
 13   small claims and silly claims     David L    Mon Jun 14, 2010 15:16 


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