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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

4 Welsh women are only UK citizens still in the Israeli Prison

The 2 Swansea and 2 other Welsh women are facing their sixth night in a dirty Israeli prison.

Last night at 2350hrs: 6 UK nationals and two US citizens landed at Luton Airport after being deported by Israel earlier. Four UK nationals remain in Israeli prison while they contest their deportation. The four, all Welsh, include the deputy leader of the Welsh Green Party, Pippa Bartolotti, Joyce Giblin, Fiona Williams, and D Murphy. They are all contesting Israels right to deport them.
The Welsh women are now facing a sixth night in jail for committing no crime or breaking any law.

Who are the 4 women from Wales?
Photo: Pippa and Joyce
Pippa Bartolotti, 57, deputy leader of the Wales Green Party
Pippa Bartolotti has lived in Malpas, Newport West for 25 years and has worked in business most her life - from the fashion industry in London, to electronics and software development here in Wales where she has held various directorships. Ms Bartolotti, has lived in Israel for seven years.

Joyce Giblin
Joyce lives in Newport and is a member of the Socialist Labour Party. She collected food with her mother and distributed parcels for the miners during the strike.
photo:D and Fiona

D Murphy 56, Book keeper
D was born and raised in Cork, Ireland and has lived in Swansea for 26 years. She has 3 adult children still living in Swansea. She works as a book-keeper for Undercurrents, a local arts charity. She founded the Swansea Palestine community link and has organised football matches between Wales and Palestine. D raised funds to purchase an ambulance which she drove to Gaza to deliver to a hospital.

Fiona Williams, 47, Swansea Council worker
Fiona lives in Mumbles and works for Swansea council as a development worker. She is a single mum and has a son. She organised a community auction to raise funds for herself and D to travel to Palestine.Fiona has never been to Palestine.

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