Pink Floyd are together again, in a manner of speaking—not musically, but politically.
Though they haven’t come together as a band in more than a decade, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters have come together to stand with The Women’s Boat to Gaza, an embattled women’s group “aiming to break the illegal Israeli blockade of the Palestinian people of Gaza.” The Women’s Boat to Gaza were intercepted by the Israeli navy earlier this week, leading to the crew’s arrests, The Guardian reports.
The psych-rock legends responded to the arrests in a joint statement posted to Facebook:
“Pink Floyd reunites to stand with the Women of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla”
David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters stand united in support of the Women of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, and deplore their illegal arrest and detention in international waters by the Israeli Defense Force.
Though the detainees are expected to be deported soon, The Women’s Boat to Gaza have said they anticipate that the women will be released in short order, in no small part due to the attention that Pink Floyd’s statement has thus far generated for their cause.
Pink Floyd’s stance has also been met with vitriol from fans on Facebook, of course, because this is the internet we’re talking about. Find the band’s Facebook post here, learn more about the Women’s Boat to Gaza here and enjoy audio from Pink Floyd’s 1988 performance at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. below via the Paste Cloud. Waters will perform at the Desert Trip festival this Sunday.