Irish Ship to Gaza SABOTAGED by Israeli agents: Protest & sit in today

30/06/2011 - 18:00
01/07/2011 - 13:00

6:00pm
Thursday 30 June
The Spire
O'Connell Street
Dublin 1

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Terrible news has reached us in the early hours of Thursday - the Irish Ship To Gaza, MV Saoirse, has been SABOTAGED, presumably by agents of Israel. The damage is extensive, and indeed, if it had gone undetected apparently may have been lıfe-threatenıng if the ship had been at sea.

This is an unacceptable act of aggression against an Irish vessel (which is sovereign Irish territory), against the Freedom Flotilla, and most importantly against the people of Palestine which this flotilla was intending to reach in an act of humanitarian solidarity.

Full details of the extent of the sabotage, including photos and video of the damage will be made available to the press later today.

The Irish Ship To Gaza have called an EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION for today (Thursday) in response to this outrageous act. We are calling on people to assemble at 6pm at the Spire in O'Connell Street. Fro there we will march to the Israeli Embassy and stage an overnight sit-in outside (so bring sleeping bags etc). We intend to shut down the Israeli Embassy!

We need this demo to be as loud as possible, so if you have drums, bodrans, whistles, whatever, please bring them along.

This act of sabotage against a peaceful humanitarian civil society mission (which has been paid for by 1000s of ordinary Irish people) must be protested in the strongest terms possible.

Related Link: http://irishshiptogaza.org