Irish Gaza activists return home

 

The remaining nine Irish activists, detained after they had tried to breach Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza, returned to Ireland today.

The remaining nine Irish activists, detained after they had tried to breach Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza, returned to Ireland today.

Two arrived on a Turkish Airways flight from Istanbul shortly after noon while seven arrived at about 4 pm from London.

Five of the 14 had arrived on Thursday evening on a Lufthansa flight, having also not been able to make a British Airways flight on which they had been booked, to arrive back on Wednesday.

Co-ordinator of the Irish Ship to Gaza campaign, Fintan Lane and Limerick University lecturer, Zoe Lawlor, arrived from Turkey.

“We took the flight to Turkey when it was clear, after we’d been prevented from getting on a flight from by the Israelis for the third time, that we weren’t going to get a flight,” said Mr Lane.

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