[Belfast] Welcome home for MV Saoirse passengers (Belfast Friends of Palestine)
On Friday 4 November, the Freedom Waves to Gaza flotilla was surrounded by up to 20 vessels from the Israeli navy and then attacked. The Freedom Waves ships – the ‘Tahrir’ (from Canada) and the ‘Saoirse’ (from Ireland) – were in international waters when the intervention occured and roughly 40 nautical miles from the port of Gaza. Both ships were hijacked with violence and the 27 crew and passengers – including 14 Irish citizens – were then taken against their will to Israel where they were held in prison for a week before being ‘deported’.
Two of those on board where John Mallon and Phil Mc Cullough, we would like to welcome them home and also listen to their experiences faced… please come and show your support and give a big welcome back to them
Admission is free and all are welcome.
Organised by Belfast Friends of Palestine