Sunday, June 06, 2010
Rachel Corrie prisoners on way home
by Larry Geller
(Sun June 6th, 1.45pm) The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign has just recieved word that the five Irish prisoners from the MV Rachel Corrie, which was hijacked yesterday by Israeli forces, are due to arrive in Dublin airport at 11.20am tomorrow morning. There will be a welcoming committee to meet them and press conference to follow at 3pm in The Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dulin 2. Included among the five returning are Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Ireland and Denis Halliday, former UN Assistant Secretary General, Ireland
Freda Hughes of the IPSC said, " We are relieved that the prisoners from the MV Rachel Corrie, but we must remember that they were illegally kidnapped and taken against their will to Israel." [Gaza Freedom March, MV Rachel Corrie prisoners to arrive home tomorrow, 6/6/2010]
Read complete article at the link, and also learn more about the organization.
Ken OKeefe advocate for Hawaii rights and sovereignty (from Hawaii, producer of film: The United States of Hypocrisy) was beat up badly on the Marvi Marmara ship. He also made it to Dublin:
Israeli commando 'to get valor medal'
By Press TV
An Israeli commando who shot dead several activists in a recent attack on a Gaza-bound international aid convoy may receive a medal of valor, a report says.
The Times Online reported on Saturday that the nominated Israeli soldier single-handedly killed six campaigners on the Turkish ship, Mavi Marmara -- one of the six ships of the Freedom Flotilla.