2 July 2009 Edition
Government must demand release of Irish citizens from Israeli custody - Ó Snodaigh
Speaking in the Dáil on Wednesday Deputy Ó Snodaigh said, “The Government must demand the immediate release of the Irish citizens and others aboard the Spirit of Humanity which was on its way to deliver humanitarian aid to the besieged people of Gaza and which yesterday fell victim to piracy by the Israeli Navy in international waters.
cleared by the Customs
“The Government must also demand the return of the confiscated humanitarian aid that was on board including medicine, toys, olive trees and cement which had been cleared by the Customs of our EU neighbour Cyprus. The boat must be released and allowed it proceed on its way.
“And, in light of the Israeli blockade on Gaza and its ongoing human rights abuses, the Government should seek an end to all preferential trading agreements with Israel.”