10/11/2011 - 14:00
10/11/2011 - 15:00
The first seven of the kidnapped Irish participants in the #FreedomWaves to Gaza mission will return home on flight BD123 (from London) at 2.25pm on Thursday 10th November.
Zoe Lawlor, Mags O'Brien, John Mallon, Fintan Lane, Trevor Hogan, Hugh Lewis and Patrick Fitzgerald have all been illegally held by the Israeli state since Friday afternoon after being violently abducted in international waters while attempting to break the illegal siege and sailing to the blockaded Gaza Strip.
The Irish Ship To Gaza campaign is organising a welcoming committee to meet them at Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport, and asking people to gather there at around 2pm to be there when they come through the gates.
The remaining seven Irish citizens (John Hearne, Billy Smith, Chris Andrews, Paul Murphy MEP, Felim Egan, Gerard Barron and Philip McCullough) remain in Israeli custody, and we await definite news of their release. Keep an eye on Facebook for updates as we get them.