Monday, October 24, 2016

For Peace in Palestine/Israel

200 women including Liberia’s Peace Laureate demand peace agreement on Israel’s Lebanese border / Cholo Brooks, GNN Liberia, 19/10/16

At the culmination of the two-week, cross-country march, Israeli and Palestinian women vow to continue their struggle until an agreement is reached.
Eetta Prince-Gibson Oct 20, 2016 3:56 PM
Women participating in the March of Hope dance at Qasr al-Yahud, October 19, 2016.Abbas Momani, AFP
Thousands finish women's peace march with plea for action at Netanyahu's door
From a celebration at the Dead Sea, to a march through the streets of Jerusalem, to a demonstration outside the Prime Minister’s residence, thousands of Israeli and Palestinian women Wednesday marked the conclusion of the March of Hope.
The march was organized and sponsored by Women Wage Peace, a non-partisan women’s group founded in 2014 in the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, which, according to its flyers, calls for an agreement that will be respectful, non-violent and accepted by both sides. “We will not stop until a political agreement, which will bring us, our children and grandchildren a safe future, is reached,” says their website. Organizers say the group is funded mainly by small donations from Israel and abroad, as well as by the Women Donors Network in the United States.
The cross-country March of Hope began on October 5, when some 2,500 women walked the first 5-kilometer segment from Rosh Hanikra on the Lebanese border to Achziv Beach, north of Nahariya. Every day since then, women have participated in 5 to 10 kilometer walks in different locales throughout the country, including one group that walked and biked in segments from Eilat to the area abutting the Gaza Strip.
Wednesday's events began at Qasr al-Yahud, the site where Jesus is believed to have been baptized by John the Baptist. Some 2,500 Jewish and Arab Israeli women arrived on buses from all over the country, from as far away as the Sea of Galilee and the Negev and Arava deserts. They were joined by more than 1,000 Palestinian women from the West Bank.

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