Honley woman Paveen Yaqub leaves Israel’s Be’er Sheva prison
Jun 3 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
At first, Paveen’s family didn’t know whether or not the aid worker had been killed in the sea battle on Monday morning. The next day they heard news she had been taken to an Israeli compound to be questioned.
On Tuesday night Nosheen broke the good news at a Huddersfield Stop The War Coalition meeting that the family had received a phone call from Paveen.
After days with little sleep, Paveen’s six siblings and elderly parents are waiting by the phone for news of Paveen’s arrival back on British soil.
Nosheen, from Oldham, said: “It’s all just so overwhelming and we’re all just on the go constantly.
“I’m exhausted – I’ve just woken up now and I’m dazed.
“It hasn’t been confirmed where she will be flying in to or when.
“It hasn’t been confirmed that she was even on the coach.
“When we find out all the family will be going down there to welcome her home.”
Israel’s actions in seizing an aid flotilla bound for Gaza went “beyond what was warranted or proportionate”, Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a statement to the Commons.
“We deeply deplore” the loss of life, he said. The UK had joined international calls for a “full, credible, impartial and independent” investigation into the events.