Viva Palestina and Gaza GAA

éirígí have a piece on an Irish contingent joining the Viva Palestina convoy setting off to bring aid to Gaza.

‘The Irish contingent alone – travelling from Cork, Derry, Galway and Tyrone – is made up of two ambulances, a minibus and a truck loaded with over 10 tonnes of humanitarian aid.

They will also be bringing goalposts, jerseys and training materials donated by the GAA to aid in the development of the Gaza GAA Club. The club was set up by Tyrone man John Hurson, who participated in the first convoy, to help bring some sense of normality to the lives of the children of Gaza. Noam Chomsky and All-Ireland winning footballer Peter Canavan are presidents of the club.”

John’s efforts to bring proper football to abnormal lives forced on children are also endorsed by ‘This Blog’ (Gerry Adams):

‘Present at the dedication event on Thursday was John Hurson, from Tyrone. John has been fiercely active in support of the Palestinian people, particularly in the Gaza Strip. John was telling this blog about his plan to establish a GAA club in Gaza within the existing Gaza Sporting Club. Noam Chomsky, internationally renowned philosopher and political activist has agreed to participate and John has also secured the support of GAA activists, including Peter Canavan. This blog fully supports his efforts.’

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