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The 'Rachel Corrie,' the Irish-owned ship with Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire on board, continued to sail towards Gaza waters despite Israel making it clear they were giving no guarantees about its safety.
Maguire said the deaths of ten flotilla members at the hands of Israeli commandos had not deterred her of her fellow Irish blockade-runners. "We’re not frightened, no," she said in an interview.
"If any harm comes to any of our citizens, it will have the most serious consequences," Prime Minister Brian Cowen said.
Denis Halliday, a former assistant secretary general of the UN. After more than 30 years in the UN, he was appointed humanitarian co-ordinator in Iraq in 1997. Halliday is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Originally posted by mr-lizard
Godspeed the Irish.
That's all i'm (sic) saying.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Whoa check it out they stopped in Malta.
Originally posted by Violater1
If there was an American Naval Blockade around Cuba to prevent nukes from getting in, would you be saying the same thing.
Israel is fighting for it's safety and has warned all ships to a certain harbor for inspection. Any ships running the blockade will be stopped.
Any ship that runs a naval blockade deserves to be dealt with in the extremes.
[edit on 2-6-2010 by Violater1]
Originally posted by FearfulButInterested
I think I can explain why it has not been updated, I was watching CNN and they had the founder of the free gaza movement on the phone and they asked her how far that ship was out and she said that they will not say anymore because they don't trust Israel. Maybe that is why their location is not being updated.
[edit on 2-6-2010 by FearfulButInterested]
As the Israeli Navy prepares to for two more aid ships currently underway to Gaza, it announced that this next time it will come better prepared "for war" and will use more force.
Originally posted by Lady_Tuatha
They should reach Israel by early Friday.
I sincerly hope no harm comes to that ships passengers. Our Prime Minister or 'Taoiseach' as we call him has made his feelings abundantly clear, he was outraged at the attack on the flotilla and at the arrests of the Irish civilians who were there at the time (one of whom is a good friend of mine, im so thankful he is okay ).
This has really taken over the Irish media, the guys that return home arrive to a heroes welcome, i think I can safely speak for the majority of Irish people when I say we are very proud of them and disgusted at the Israeli government for what they did.