Years of illegal military occupation, restriction of movement, blockades and destruction of homes has caused devastation to communities in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. This is made worse by Israel’s plans to annex more land in the illegally occupied Palestinian territories,
Women in Black Israel
Women in Black vigils originated in Jerusalem, Israel in January, 1988, in response to the beginning of the first Palestinian Intifada. The message “Stop the Occupation” appeared on the image of a hand signalling “stop”.
Today, vigils continue in Jerusalem Gan Shmuel, Haifa and Tel Aviv .
Women in Gaza
“Women pay an extra price during conflict and crisis, due to the traditional role women play. Even before COVID-19, the rates of violence against women was high in Gaza.”
Women’s Rights Unit at the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
Find out more about UK Government response and involvement
· MPs call for UK action against illegal Israeli annexation and settlements . https://www.caabu.org/news/news/mps-call-uk-action-against-illegal-israeli-annexation-and-settlements
· The UK has consistently sold arms to Israel, in spite of its illegal occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem since 1967. https://caat.org.uk/resources/countries/israel/