Referendum - Ireland 2012

IAWM CALLS ON IRISH GOVERNMENT TO CONDEMN LATEST ISRAELI ATTACK ON CIVILIAN SHIP

IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 20 October 2012
 
- IAWM CONDEMNS ATTACK BY ISRAEL ON THE MV ESTELLE
- CALLS ON IRISH GOVERNMENT TO CONDEMN ISRAEL

The Irish Anti War Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today condemning the attack by the Israeli navy on the Swedish ship MV Estelle in international waters
and the kidnapping of its crew and passengers.
 

The attack occurred 17 Nautical Miles north of the Egyptian port El Arish. Contact was lost with the ship at 9.15am this morning when Israeli war ships surrounded the peaceful ship and the assault began.
 

The statement noted that there were many parliamentarians on board including the following:

Former Member of Parliament Manly James,

Canada
Member of Parliament Hagen Aksel,

Norway
Member of Parliament Britton Sven,

Sweden
Member of Parliament Kodelas Dimitios,

Greece
Member of Parliament Sixto Ricardo,

Spain
Member of Parliament Diamantopoulos  Evangelos, Greece

Full list of individuals onboard: http://shiptogaza.se/en/news/sailors-onboard-estelle

See Jim Manly’s pre-recorded video message: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8egYBdf-Zo
 

The passengers also included Israeli peace activist Yonatan Shapira, who had been a combat pilot in the Israeli Air Force and had refused to take part in the bombing of Palestinian cities. Shapira and other activists made their way to the Estelle in a motorboat, evading vessels of the Greek Coast Guard that sought to bar their way.
 
For interview with Yonatan Shapira see:
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZYblGxoD8A&feature=plcp
 
 

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