Ireland asks Israel not to intercept aid ship Rachel Corrie
|Wednesday, June 2,2010 18:45|
The Irish government has asked the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) not to intercept the Irish ship "Rachel Corrie" while en route to Gaza Strip with badly needed medical and relief material.
The Irish premier on Wednesday asked Israel to allow the cargo vessel to unload its shipment in Gaza without any hindrances.
The director general of the Irish foreign ministry sent a message to the Israeli ambassador in Dublin carrying the same meaning but no response was made public.
Rachel Corrie was supposed to join the Freedom Flotilla but was delayed for a few days due to technical reasons.
The European street is witnessing a series of protest rallies against the Israeli bloody attack on the Freedom Flotilla that left many of the activists on board its ships either killed or wounded.