Jerzy Buzek, the European Parliament’s president, waits several days before asking Israel to release a fellow MEP. Read more about EU Parliament chief refuses to protest at illegal arrests by Israel
Irish Ship to Gaza
Prison messages from Irish and Canadian activists contradict Israeli claims that boats were intercepted peacefully. Read more about Violent tactics by Israel almost sunk Gaza-bound boats
The Irish Ship to Gaza campaign released documentation today that they say shows the MV Saoirse, docked in the Turkish coastal port of Gocek, was sabotaged in way “intended to endanger and/or inflict injury or death on Irish citizens as they went about their lawful right to sail on the high seas.” Read more about Irish Ship to Gaza release documentation of boat sabotage
Irish activists in Dublin say they are preparing to hold “a loud and colorful” protest at an upcoming Riverdance performance “to highlight the shameful fact that Riverdance is scheduled to tour Israel this September.” Read more about Boycott activists in Dublin: Riverdance, don't dance for Israeli apartheid!
Paul Murphy, a member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Ireland’s Socialist Party, is bound for Gaza as part of the second Gaza Freedom Flotilla. The Electronic Intifada correspondent David Cronin interviews Murphy about the flotilla and the EU’s role in the siege. Read more about MEP joining flotilla tells EI: EU's honest broker image "a sham"