Call to stop the forced eviction in Sheikh Jarrah and military attacks by Israel

The clashes triggered by eviction orders against Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, have been intensifying with a large number of injuries and deaths each day. The eviction orders by the Israeli Magistrate Court that preceded this situation is a violation of international law and basic human rights. The YWCA of Japan, as a part of the World YWCA movement that strives to “create justice, gender equality and a world without violence and war”, has long worked in solidarity with the YWCA of Palestine. We call on the Japanese Government to take a stronger stance in urging the Israeli Government to respect its obligations under international law, and to stop the violence and military attacks against the Palestinian people.

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YWCA(Young Women’s Christian Association)is an international NGO where, upon a Christian foundation, women from around the world exceed the barriers of language and cultures and work together to encourage women’s participation in society and to realize a peaceful world where human rights, health and environment is protected. The movement began in Great Britain in 1855, and nowadays, it works in more than 100 countries throughout the world. The YWCA of Japan works with 24 local YWCAs and 37 junior and senior high-school YWCAs, and holds ESOSOC consultative status since 2019.