Days of Palestine – Gaza
Act4Palestine activists team invited world-widely to participate in a Twitter hashtag campaign to commemorate International Women’s Day today.
Said Shuaib, a Gaza-based activist, and the manager of the team told Days of Palestine that we launch this campaign to shed light on the suffering of the Palestinian women who struggle under the brutal Israeli occupation.
He stated that the Twitter campaign will take place today at 07:00 PM, Jerusalem time.
“We invite all the free people around the world to participate with us telling the world about the suffering of the Palestinian women under the occupation,” Shuaib added.
— DAYS OF PALESTINEᅠ (@DaysOfPal) March 3, 2022
Act4Palestine, a Gaza-based team, was established in 2019 aims at shedding light on the Palestinian causes and speaking out to the world.
As the world celebrates Women’s Day, Palestinian women continue to struggle against many forms of oppression and injustice.
Israel continues to implement a range of discriminatory laws, policies, and practices that feed into Israel’s broader annexation strategy and intent to diminish the presence of the Palestinian population, including women, particularly in Jerusalem and Area C of the West Bank.
Such laws and practices include discriminatory citizenship and residency laws, restrictions on family unification, administrative home demolitions, alongside increased measures of collective punishment, such as punitive residency revocations and punitive home demolitions.
In the Gaza Strip, the systematic oppression is reflected in the 15-year long closure imposed on more than two million Palestinians, which has turned Gaza into an uninhabitable open-air prison.
Over the past 12 years, the closure has resulted in severe restrictions on women’s access to healthcare, to realizing adequate living standards for themselves and their families, including shelter, water, electricity, and sanitation. Palestinian women are also subject to Israel’s aggressive, and sometimes, lethal attacks against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.