The Fourth Women’s Conference Resist for Chance Marking

9 March 2014

The Fourth Women's Conference Resist for Chance Marking The Fourth Women's Conference Resist for Chance Marking
The Fourth Women's Conference Resist for Chance Marking

The Fourth Women’s Conference Resist for Chance Marking

Today is an important day in any part of the world. In Palestine, it cannot be different. And in the 103rd international woman’s day, we have had The Fourth Women’s Conference Resist for Chance Marking in Beit Ummar.
In 8th of march, Palestinians and women from many countries have got together to discuss the woman situation in Palestine. As we know, Palestinians have been suffer a lot under the Israeli occupation. Israel took and is taking our house and land. They killed our husbands and kids. And it must stop.
In Jordan Valley, 95% of the land has been occupied by military zones and settlements and most of the area is under control of the Israeli army. Many times without land, the families cannot maintain their animals. So, they can’t afford food. When there’s no job and with many children to take care, women are facing the last thing who they want, they are working in settlements. Besides of that, the settlers just pay around sixty shekels per day with no insurance or any kind of assistance for them or their family.
Also in Beit Ummar, the situation is complicated. The agricultural land is in Area C and the built up in Area B. Palestinians have been facing the attack of settlers and women seen their kids arrested. In 2010, a 17-year-old Palestinian, Yousef Ikhlayl was murdered by a settler. For us as women is very hard to lead everyday with the fear. We are afraid of our children and husbands being arrested or even killed by settlers.
Today, in our day, Palestinians women from Bethlehem, Beit Ummar, Hebron, Jordan Valley and other countries have discussed about these situations and made a resolution about what we should do to resist the Israeli occupation and fight for our existence. We will organize committees in the south, middle and north of Palestine to support the people, bring Palestinians and internationals to know and understand our resistance and history, make documentaries and receive volunteers from all Palestine and World to fight with us. Thus, we invite all Palestinians and internationals to join us and support our people.