|Name Theresa McDermott|
غزة Gaza aid flotilla massacre survivor Theresa McDermott speaks at Edinburgh rally
Theresa McDermott (born c. 1967) is a postal worker from Edinburgh who has been involved in the Free Gaza Movement.
During 2005-06 she was detained by Israeli authorities while trying to attend a conference in the West Bank on non-violent resistance. Her MP, Mark Lazarowicz, raised this issue in Parliament. In 2009 she was detained by the Israelis in Ramleh when she was captured taking part in an attempt to break the siege of Gaza on board a Lebanese freighter.
In 2010 she was among those captured by Israel in the Gaza flotilla. Just before all electronic communication with the convoy was cut off, she managed to get a text message to Sandra White MSP.
On 6 June 2010 an interview with her by David Pratt appeared in the Sunday Herald. In it she gave an eyewitness account of the Israeli assault on the Free Gaza aid flotilla, detailing the violence perpetrated on the activists, including herself, by the Israeli Defence Force.