4 July 2018. Another regular first Wednesday vigil calling for an end to the continuing occupation of Palestine. We’re also specifically calling on the UK government to end their military and moral support for the state of Israel: the UK buys Israeli armed drones and sells Israel componenents for F16 fighter aircraft used to attack Palestinians. Bilateral trade amounts to £4 billion a year.
Recognising that the first Women in Black vigil was set up by Israeli and Palestinian women, we acknowledge – albeit briefly in this weeks’ leaflet – the impact that the occupation has had on women in Palestine, and the work of Medical Aid for Palesinians working to ensure women have access to reproductive rights.
This week’s picture is a portrait of our Women in Black Vigil drawn by James Gosling