Public Statements Archive

UK Parliament votes in favour of recognising State of Palestine
On 13 October a non-binding motion was brought before the lower chamber of the UK Parliament that: “this House recognise the State of Palestine alongside the State of Israel". Following the debate, the House voted 274 in favour of the motion, with 12 votes against.
Jerusalem: A City Divided
Jerusalem today is a divided city. Between the wall, checkpoints, closures and administrative hurdles, communities in East Jerusalem are becoming increasingly fragmented. In a new report by WCLAC – Jerusalem: A City Divided - the history of how we arrived at this situation is explored juxtaposed with the voices of real women living in the city today.
The war in Gaza (2014) – summary
On 26 August an open-ended ceasefire came into effect bringing an end to the latest fighting in and around Gaza. During the previous 50 days of armed conflict 2,104 Palestinians were killed, including 253 women
DAY 19 - The war in Gaza – temporary ceasefire announced
[26 July 2014] – Today, the UN reported that a 12-hour ceasefire is to come into effect in Gaza at 7:00 a.m. local time. According to the same source, since the latest escalation in hostilities flared up on 8 July, 857 Palestinians have been killed, including 101 women (12 per cent) and 194 children
Day 15 - The War in Gaza
[23 July 2014] – Since the latest escalation in hostilities around Gaza flared up on 8 July, the UN is reporting that, as of 22 July, 599 Palestinians have been killed, including 147 women (25 per cent) and 74 children (12 per cent). In the last two days alone, one child has been killed every
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