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08/03/14: The Fourth Women’s Conference, Beit Ummar

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On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2014, it is an important day around the world, Palestine is no different. So on this the 103rd Women’s Day, we held the Fourth Women’s Conference: Resist for Change, in Beit Ummar.

Palestinians and women from many countries got together to discuss the situation in Palestine for women. As we know Palestinians suffer due to the illegal Israeli occupation. Israel took and continues to take our homes and land. They killed our husbands and children. And it must stop!

In Jordan Valley 95% of the land has been taken for so-called ‘military zones’ or illegal settlements, with most of the area controlled by the Israeli Army. Without land families of the Jordan valley cannot maintain their animals, so they can’t afford food. When there is no job, and with many children to take care of, women are forced to work in the illegal settlements…

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