24 May 2009


Just had a quick phonecall. The convoy members are having their passports stamped as I write this. Things are moving quickly. They are 500 yards from Gaza, people are getting excited. I could hardly hear my friend on the phone there ws so much excitement and carry on in the background. I am told people are taking photos of each other getting their passports stamped:)

So it should not be very long now before they cross into Gaza. Once inside there will be a press conference organised by the Government, at which time the Italian MP Fernando Rossi, the leader of the convoy, will speak alongside members of the government and convoy organisers. For those interested in our Irish Representative Clr Gerry MacLochlainn, the Deputy leader of the convoy, he will be doing an interview shortly after the one mentioned above with Rossi et al. Keep watch on Aljazeera or Presstv today for those live interviews.

I expect a phonecall the moment they touch Palestinian soil. I will rejoice for them, but I know I will have tears as well. I expected to be alongside them at this historic moment. To breathe Palestinian air, to hold Palestinian soil in my hand, to kiss the ground of Palestine,to witness the strength and undying spirit of the people,to tell them we will never forget, we will never give up, and we will never stop fighting for their freedom and rights.

as we once said for Ireland "Tiocfaidh ár lá "

we now say "Tiocfaidh ár lá " for Palestine

"Our Day Will Come"