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A campaign to raise awareness of the Palestinian struggle for freedom and justice.
We support the call for Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions of Israel and Israeli goods.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Some of the people imprisoned in Israel with the Swansea women

Some of the UK citizens imprisoned in Israel
D Murphy lives and works as a book-keeper in Swansea but was born and raised in Cork, Ireland. In early July she held a community auction of donated items to raise the funds to travel to Palestine. The Ambassador of Ireland Breifne O'Reilly has visited her in the Givon prison Israel. He can be contacted via +972-3-6964166 for interviews etc or via www.embassyofireland.co.il

Fiona Williams works in the Swansea council, lives in Mumbles Swansea and is a single mother.She has never been to Palestine before

Les Levidow has been opposing the Israeli Occupation through various campaign groups since the 1980s. These include: the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine (BRICUP), Jews for Boycotting Israel Goods (J-BIG)
John Lynes, retired university lecturer in architecture.
“Between 2002 and 2009 I worked with the Christian Peacemaker Team (www.cpt.org) in the West Bank and in Northern Iraq, but had to retire due to failing health (I'm 83). I am a Quaker and a member of Jews for Justice for Palestinians, Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine, Christian CND, World Development Movement, and a Life Member of the University and College Union.”
Audrey Gray is a 77 year-old from West Chiltington, a retired nurse, social worker, and current Methodist Local Preacher. She went “to stand alongside Palestinians and Israelis whose lives are severely restricted by the 43 year Israeli Occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.”
Audrey said “I was determined to go again, I want to make a difference in some small way. In the past 20years I have made 7 pilgrimages to the region and lived on the West Bank for 4 ½ months in 2008 and seen for myself the difficulties, conditions and constraints under which people live.” Prime Minister Netanhayu declares Israel as a democracy, I am being undemocratically held against my will.
Joy Cherkaoui has a community work background and now works for Dumfries and Galloway Council in Integrated Children’s Services. She has one grown up son, who lives in Edinburgh.
Joy has chosen to accept the invitation to visit Palestine during this week of action as she feels that “to be silent – to turn away and act as if she is unaware of the atrocities being committed by the Israeli state on a daily basis against Palestinian citizens - is to be complicit in that oppression.”

For the full list of the 12 British people click here

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