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Jerusalem Women - Issues of Concern (1 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2017)

On 16 May 2017WCLAClodged a submission with the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 Mr. Michael Lynk. Mr. Lynk who was not granted access to the Occupied Palestinian Territory by Israel conducted his annual mission to the region in Amman and invited human rights organisations to brief him on the human rights situation on the ground. Ms. Randa Siniora, General Director of WCLAC, presented WCLAC’s submission to Mr. Lynk and his staff. WCLAC’s submission highlighted human rights violations that affect Palestinian women in Jerusalem and was based on 30 testimonies collected by WCLAC during the period 1 April 2016 – 30 April 2017. The submission focused on night raids, property destruction, threat of eviction, soldier violence, settler violence, child arrest and family unification. Read more