Solidarity Appeal: Protest letter to Israeli Ambassador

The crew of the MV Saoirse and the Tahrir remain in custody in Givon Prison. Reports have emerged of violence used when the ship was hijacked by the Israeli Navy, and from a telephone conversation with Paul we have learned that the crew have been severely mistreated in prison ( see here )

The crew of the MV Saoirse and the Tahrir remain in custody in Givon Prison. Reports have emerged of violence used when the ship was hijacked by the Israeli Navy, and from a telephone conversation with Paul we have learned that the crew have been severely mistreated in prison ( see here )

Below is a protest letter which can be copied and sent to the Israeli Ambassador in Dublin Mr. Boaz Modai in solidarity with the jailed activists. To contact him and register your disgust his email address is: ambsec@dublin.mfa.gov.il

The Embassy can also be contacted by telephone on (01) 230 9400, or by fax on : (01) 230 9446


Dear Ambassador Modai,
I am writing to you to register my disgust at the actions of the Israeli state and military in its treatment of the activists on board the MV Saoirse and Tahrir.

These ships carrying humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza through your illegal blockade were boarded in international waters. This is an act of piracy. While boarding the ships, the level of violence used against the unarmed crew was sickening. The ship and its contents were then attacked.

The crew were then abducted by your military and brought against their will to the Israeli port of Ashdod. They were then, incredibly, charged with having ‘illegally entered Israel’ despite the fact that it was never their intention to enter Israel, they were kidnapped and brought there by your military.

Since the crew have been transferred to Givon prison, they have been abused further. They have had all their belongings taken from them. They were denied their right to a phone call. But most disturbingly, they have been the victims of a co-ordinated campaign of sleep deprivation. This is a breach of their human rights and I condemn it in the strongest terms possible.

I demand that you, in your position of Ambassador, secure the immediate release from Givon prison of the crew and allow them to continue their journey to Gaza. I repeat again that they have not ‘illegally entered Israel’ but were brought there against their will. I demand that the ships Tahrir and MV Saoirse are repaired to their original state and that the cargo is replaced at the expense of the Israeli state, so they can complete their journey.

Yours,

Total
0
Shares
Previous Article

Paul Murphy MEP and other peace activists detained in Israel

Next Article

Anglo debt repayment to cost €65 billion!

Related Posts
Read More

Varadkar please vamoose!

“I know one or two women... who probably don’t make very much money at all from working but they do it to keep their position on the career ladder, if you like. That’s a legitimate thing to do but if you can’t pay your mortgage as a result or you can’t buy your groceries as a result well then that’s something that needs to be taken into account in any insolvency arrangement.” This is the backward position of Minister Leo Varadkar commenting on upcoming insolvency legislation.

Read More

People of the Sahel caught between right-wing regimes & terror groups

The ‘butterfly effect’ is used to explain a complicated theory touching on mathematics and meteorology. It posits that the flap of the slender wings of a butterfly could create minuscule changes in the atmosphere that might ultimately be sufficiently enhanced to accelerate or delay a faraway tornado or alter its path. The idea might help explain recent dramatic events in the Sahel region of north Africa, notably the French military intervention in Mali and the murderous events at the In Amenas energy plant in south east Algeria.

Read More

Come to the national assemblies from Donegal to Kerry: Build a mass campaign

One hundred people attended a meeting on the Household Tax in Galway, 700 in Donegal, over 80 in limerick. And all these before the government’s legislation was passed and the issue came centre stage in the media. Already in January, 120 attended a meeting in Gorey, Wexford. 400 met to discuss the Septic Tank Tax and the Household Tax in County Limerick. 90 people protested outside Galway City Council in early January.