Marama Davidson is safe and due back home tomorrow.

Let’s greet Marama with a big welcome home! – 8am tomorrow (Saturday October 8) at the Auckland International Airport arrivals area.

Although the Israeli authorities have imposed a tight communications blackout, we understand that all 13 women detained after their boat was hijacked by Israeli naval forces in international waters yesterday, are safe and well and uninjured.

After being held in a prison, interrogated and their phones and equipment confiscated, they have since been transferred to an airport to be deported home. It is likely that they will be prohibited from entering Israel for about 10 years.

Although the boat was illegally apprehended, the all-women flotilla has certainly succeeded in re-focusing world attention on the intolerable Israeli occupation, brutal violence and inhumane blockade, and helped build awareness and global support for Palestinian human rights.

New Zealand’s representative on the international Women’s Boat to Gaza, Green MP Marama Davidson, is due to arrive at Auckland International Airport at 8am tomorrow (Saturday 8 October).

Join the big warm welcome at the airport: gather at the Arrivals area by 8am tomorrow. The Heikura Kapahaka group from the Manurewa Marae will greet Marama as she appears. There will be a big media contingent. Share this message, and bring your friends & family and your own sign or banner.

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