06 January 2010


McCartney expresses concern for Derry men on 'Viva Plaestina' convoy

Derry Sinn Féin MLA, Raymond McCartney, has expressed concern for the safety of five young Derry men travelling on the ‘Viva Palestina’ medical aid convoy to Gaza which is currently detained in the port of El Arish on the Egypt / Gaza border.

Raymond McCartney said:

“Sinn Féin has been in contact with family members of the Derry men involved in the medical aid for Gaza ‘Viva Palestina’ Convoy. The families are obviously very concerned about the circumstances pertaining in El Arish where there are unconfirmed reports of confrontation between the participants of the convoy and riot police. We share in that concern. Sinn Féin has been informed by family members that they have spoken to their relatives on the convoy and that although none of them have been injured there are injuries among some of the convoy participants.

“The five young Derry men are part of the ‘Viva Plaestina’ Convoy travelling to Gaza in an attempt to deliver much needed medical aid to the area which is presently under an Israeli imposed blockade. It is a humanitarian relief effort which deserves our support.

“Whatever tensions may have arisen between the convoy and the authorities in El Arish it is essential that we focus our attention on the innocent victims in Gaza who urgently need this medical aid. Leaders of the convoy and the authorities should seek to resolve any difficulties in a peaceful manner and one which respects the human rights of those Palestinians living under siege in Gaza.

“I will be keeping in close contact with the relatives of the convoymembers and will support efforts to ensure the men’s safety and well-being. Sinn Féin at the highest level will also be in touch with the Irish government urging their intervention with the authorities in El Arish calling for respect for the humanitarian nature of this convoy.”



Saladin said...

Sinn Fein is concern...yes thats a perfectly normal reaction after all of this.Many thanks to them about that!But what about irish goverment?for how long will they keep silent?if they dont say anything today then something is very suspicios about that......

Saladin said...

Its also very interesting that turksih goverment didnt condem egypt for whats happened.They didnt say a word!The egyptians are beating their own people and they dont have the courage to say 1 word!Pathetic,impotent cowards!

we dont need to even discus anything about what will happen if for ex.iran is doing this kind of things like egypt,the bbc and cnn will probably monitor that situation 24 a day,bringing all sorts of idiotic guest who will talk about how we need to help those people and how this is a shame on the humanity......discusting!

fuck this pathetic world we are living in!!

Irish4Palestine said...

gaza 88 can't find you, you are not following me

Irish4Palestine said...

saladin, the turkish govt is assisting the convoy more than any other country, they hav a good record of support, so have ot disagree on that one

Saladin said...

Irish can you please tell me did you revice my answer to you about turkish goverment?i am not sure did i send it right,or maybe i did but you chose not to publish it......
anyway just answer me so i can know,thanks.

Irish4Palestine said...

saladin i don't know, there were loads of comments, it might have been rejected by mistake, so i dont know

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