IRISH FOREIGN MINISTER:Irish citizens 'kidnapped' in international waters

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  HERE IS MORE NEWS COMING IN FROM EUROPE OVER THE BLOWBACK/FALLOUT OVER THE ISRAELI MASSACRE AND HIJACKING OF AID SHIPS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS:Martin: Irish citizens ‘kidnapped’ in international waters

31/05/2010 – 18:09:52

The Israeli Ambassador to Ireland Zion Envory pictured as he leaves the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin tonight. Picture: Billy Higgins

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has accused Israel of kidnapping Irish citizens in international waters.

Micheál Martin is furious after Israel announced it would deport all foreign nationals seized from a convoy of ships carrying aid to Gaza.

Israel launched an attack on the flotilla overnight, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens more. 

Seven Irish passport holders have been taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod from where it is planned to deport them. One has already signed papers agreeing to the move.

But Minister Martin said he has told the Israeli Ambassador Dr Zion Evrony that the Government wants these Irish citizens released immediately.

“The Israeli government requires people to sign papers so that they can be deported,” Minister Martin said. “But of course these people did not enter Israel illegally…….MORE HERE

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