The WCLAC Bulletin Archive

The WCLAC Bulletin - Apr 2013
In this issue: WCLAC lawyer describes archaic alimony laws in Palestine and ideas for reform. A mother describes the day Israeli soldiers came to her home in the West Bank and took her 15-year-old son without saying why. The boy was held for seven days, three in solitary confinement, in Al-Jalame interrogation centre inside Israel. “When he first got home I could see his hands trembling”, says his mother. And a good-news story from Gaza.
The WCLAC Bulletin - Feb 2013
In this issue: WCLAC experiences an 80% increase in the number of women seeking counselling services and the inherent discrimination in the Palestinian custody law considered. Also a mother describes the day a mob of Israeli settlers attacked her village causing terror.
The WCLAC Bulletin - Nov 2012
In this issue: Dramatic escalation in violence between Israel and Gaza leaves 103Palestinian civilians dead, including 13 women. Also in this issue Five Palestinian women from Gaza tell stories of horror about their lives during the recent assault on Gaza. Finally, On 29 November, 72% of the UN General Assembly voted on upgrading the status of Palestine to “non-member observer state”.
The WCLAC Bulletin - Oct 2012
In this issue: new WCLAC report – Women’s Voices: Glimpses of Life Under Occupation; Israeli newspaper Haaretz published disturbing results of a survey which reveals that “most Israeli Jews would support an apartheid regime in Israel"; and a mother from East Jerusalem talks about her experience as she watches her 16-year-old son beaten by Israel forces in the Old City.
The WCLAC Bulletin - July 2012
In this issue: WCLAC issues a statement regarding so called "honour killings" following the most recent case in which a husband killed his wife in broad daylight on a busy shopping street in Bethlehem - WCLAC calls for an urgent change in the law which currently gives substantially reduced sentences in these cases; WCLAC documents the case of a young woman who is assaulted by a soldier whilst demonstrating in An Nabi Saleh, a village that was raided by the Israeli army on 16 separate occasions in July.
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