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Vigil 7pm Market Square, Dundalk for victims of Israeli attack - Morgan

31 May, 2010


Vigil 7pm Market Square, Dundalk for victims of Israeli attack - Morgan

Speaking this morning following Israel's attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla during the night leaving an unconfirmed figure in the region of 20 innocent people dead and others injured, Sinn Féin TD for Louth Arthur Morgan expressed his sympathy to those who have lost their lives on the peaceful humanitarian mission and outrage at the murderous actions of the Israeli Government.

Deputy Morgan also gave details of a vigil being held in Dundalk this evening.

He said:

“A vigil will be held in the Market Square in Dundalk this evening at 7pm in memory of all those who lost their lives aboard the peaceful humanitarian Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

“When the envoy Rachel Corrie was preparing for its journey to deliver humanitarian aid, many hundreds of people gathered each evening at Dundalk quay to wish them well and express their solidarity.

“We want to afford the people of Dundalk and surrounding communities to express their sympathies to the families and colleagues of those aboard the flotilla, who lost their lives and who were injured in such a murderous, unrepentant manner.

“It is important that people can convey their outrage and disgust at the actions of the Israeli Government and their blatant disregard for human life and humanitarian principles.

“I would like to pay tribute to my party colleague Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh who was supposed to join the Flotilla, but was prevented from doing so by Cypriot authorities.

“I would urge as many people as possible to come to the vigil tonight to express their condolences and to highlight to the Israeli authorities that their actions will not be tolerated.”

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