From the Palestinian Women in Jerusalem
On this day the 29th of November, which
coincides with the
anniversary of the Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people,
we the Palestinian women in Jerusalem stand in peace with candles
in our hands hoping that their flame would bring some
enlightenment to the dark souls and minds of those who see
nothing but the sense of force and power.
The Palestinian people have had enough of deprivation, suffering
and denial that their present predicament pauses as a mockery of
justice in this age that makes great claims to progress and
civilization. These claims remain hollow unless and until voices
of freedom and free will are raised in the defense of justice and
peace for all.
For peace, security and stability to prevail in this
part of the world, we demand international solidarity and action
* Put an end to one of the longest military occupations with all
its manifestations. Fifty two years of dispossession,
uprootedness and dispersion is not a "benign" experience for the
* Guarantee for the Palestinian people the right
to self -
determination which entails the establishment of a sovereign
state with Al-Quds Al-Sharif (Jerusalem) as its Capital.
* Hold the United Nations and the
responsible for the enactment and implementation of Security
Council resolution 242 which explicitly states "the
inadmissibility of acquiring territory by force."
* Hold the United Nation and international community
perpetrator Israel morally responsible for the agony of the
Palestinian refugees. This requires the creation of a mechanism
to deal with the problem in accordance with the General Assembly
resolution 194 which calls for the right of return and
* Stop the aggression against the Palestinians and lift the cruel
siege on Palestinian cities, towns and villages.
* Call on Israel, a signatory to the forth Geneva Convention,
abide and honor its articles and hold all other signatories
responsible for monitoring the application of these conventions
in the occupied territories in Palestine.
* Immediately deploy international forces for the protection
the unarmed Palestinian population: the stone is by no means
equivalent to the lethal and sophisticated weaponry used by
We mothers, wives and daughters can no longer endure seeing
loved ones killed, maimed and injured on daily basis. Our
Intifada is an expression of our quest for liberation, freedom
and dignity. We appeal to all women of the world to understand
our worthy cause and support us in our struggle for justice and
November 29, 2000