Monthly Archives: June 2010
British nationals held by Israel after the storming of the aid flotilla bound for Gaza are expected to start arriving home today.
Twenty-five Britons arrived on three planes, which touched down at Istanbul airport between 2.40am and 3.10am according to John Reilly, a spokesman for the British embassy in Istanbul.
“Everyone was OK, but they were tired and stressed,” he said, adding that they were given free accomodation in an Istanbul hotel by the state-owned Turkish Airlines, which has also offered each of them a free ticket back to London.
If you have any updates or information on the people on board, please post on this blog. So far we know the following people were on board and are now DETAINED in Israeli prison, [still ]MISSING or have been FOUND.
- Tauqir Sharif (also known as ‘Tox’) – DETAINED
- Mustapha Ahmed – DETAINED (Due for release today or tomorrow)
- Abid Mahi
- Alex Phillips (also known as Lorty)-DETAINED
- Baboo Zanghar [from Bradford] – DETAINED
- Parveen Yaqub [from Yorkshire]
- Ali Awaisi [from Scotland] – DETAINED
- Theresa McDermott [from Scotland]
- Hasan Nowarah [from Scotland]
- Sakir Yildirim [from Bristol]
- Cliff Hanley [from Bristol]
- Kevin Ovenden
- Nicola Enchmarch
- Nader Daher
- Hassan Ghani – DETAINED
- Ashan Shamrak – INJURED
- Sarah Colbourne
- Alex Harrison – DETAINED
- Ismail Patel – DETAINED
- Sidique Hajee – DETAINED
- Ibrahim Musaji – DETAINED
- Peter Viner – MISSING
- Mohammed Bayyat – DETAINED
- Nur Choudhary – DETAINED
- Laura Stewart – FOUND
Call The Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London 020 7008 1500 and provide the names as above as missing.
There are demonstrations everyday this week at 5:30pm outside the Israeli embassy, please attend if you can.