Murphy: New flotilla 'not designed to provoke Israelis'

The Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy says the Irish boat travelling to Gaza as part of an international flotilla is not designed to provoke the Israelis.

Mr Murphy is travelling to Turkey today to join the MV Saoirse which is the Irish boat participating in the flotilla.

He said that they will set sail from Turkey on Saturday and that they are likely to enter the waters around the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.

Unlike the other ships in the flotilla, the Irish one will not be carrying any cargo or humanitarian aid.

"Hopefully by going as passengers we are participating as part of the bringing of the cargo as well," he said.

Related Articles

More in this Section

Body recovered from base of Cliffs of Moher

Meath man wins almost half a million in Euromillions Quick Pick

'Extremely concerned' Hickey family call for Government intervention

Missing dog found six months later, locked in a caravan, thanks to ISPCA and microchip


Today's Stories

Minister Charlie Flanagan: I cannot interfere in Pat Hickey's legal case

Irish surfing champion Easkey Britton hails burkini

Irish Refugee Council: ‘Reform aid scheme for asylum seeker students’

Thomas Barr graduates proving he truly is the master of sports performance

Lifestyle

Nicky Siano talks about the birth of dance music in New York after Stonewall

School days can be great, but a lot can depend on getting the right teachers

Ask Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for years

There’s something about marriage: The Tinder generation settles down

More From The Irish Examiner